Matamata Panel Works turns my “unrepairable” 1969 Mach 1 into a prize winning car!
After spending three years restoring our 1969 Mach 1, it was involved in a bad accident!
( Name of wife involved withheld to protect the innocent ( me ) from clip around the ears! )
We bought the wreck back with the intention of wrecking it for parts.
After talking to friends of ours in the Mustang Club they suggested to let Matamata Panelworks have a look. I contacted Malcolm and was impressed straightaway with their enthusiasm.
The dilema – is it repairable?
After Matamata Panelworks looking at it and assuring me it was repairable, they gave me a quote. I went with Matamata Panelworks because of their professional approach I also liked the well set out and clean workshop and the standard of the other mustangs being worked on there.
I liked the fact that they were working on mustangs all the time.
I was emailed photos throughout the re-build and Malcolm was more than happy to work in with me throughout the re-build. Whilst we re-did the car to be a driver we had the car finished just in time for the 2007 mustang convention in Hamilton and amazingly I came 2nd in the 69-70 Mach 1 class. We were beaten by Malcolm’s mint 1970 Mach 1. So while this was not a normal re-build it had a very happy ending.
tell people about the accident they are astonished
Because you would never know the car was in a major accident. Also, “near enough” is not good enough for me and I was very happy with the whole job, start to finish.
A special thanks
To Paul for a fantastic job and to Malcolm, Ian and the team for making a badly damaged and what I thought a unrepairable car into a prize winning car. I fully recommend Matamata Panelworks for any work you might be considering. Their friendliness, professionalism and quality workmanship speaks for itself.
My car is a testimonial to Matamata Panelworks itself.
If you’ve heard the saying, “going the extra mile”, well Matamata Panelworks definitely went the extra mile for me. I went to Matamata Panelworks as a customer and left as a friend. Since the re-build being finished I’m very proud to have my son Shaun join the team at Matamata Panelworks.