Classic cars are cool.
Whether you are driving a ‘66 Shelby 427 Cobra, a ‘64 Aston Martin DB5, or an ‘86 Pontiac Grand Prix, wherever you go, everyone stops what they’re doing to watch you drive by. While retro vehicles are all the rage, you may find it difficult (or costly) to locate replacement parts.
Only 1 Auto Glass work on specialty vehicles including classic cars. No matter what you drive into our service center, we may be able to help you find a replacement windshield, to keep your vintage roadster looking new.
Contact us today to schedule auto glass service for your car.
Where to Find a Classic Car Windshield
Only 1 Auto Glass can help you locate a windshield for your classic car or truck. Although locating some windshields are either difficult or impossible, we can generally find the window that was specifically designed for your car.
If you want to search for a windshield, here are some places you can look:
● Dealers that specialize in vintage auto parts
● The auto manufacturer
● Local auto restoration experts
● Classic car clubs
Installing the Exact Windshield Replacement
Although it is possible to find the exact glass replacement for your vehicle, it may not be a good idea. Glass safety standards have radically changed over the last 50 years. Therefore, if you purchase an actual vintage windshield, you may be compromising the safety of the passengers in your car.
While original windshields give you a sense of nostalgia and pride, you may find that there is no warranty to cover them or auto insurance company that will write a policy for them. Check with your insurance to find out more about coverage. You may also want to find out if the windshield meets Minnesota safety regulations. You can call your local DMV to find out about windshield laws.
Custom Made Auto Glass
If you can’t find a replacement for your auto glass, Only 1 Auto Glass service may be able to order the right piece of glass based on the windshield dimensions for your classic car. Custom made auto glass delivers the same look and feel of a classic windshield without sacrificing industry safety standards.
You may also find that maintaining the glass is easier than trying to clean a vintage windshield. A newer glass is also more durable. You won't’ have to worry about environmental damage or rock chip repair as much.
Class Car Windshield Ordering & Costs
It is impossible to estimate the cost of a windshield replacement on a classic car without locating the windshield. The bottom line figure depends on the size and style of the glass, the make and model of the vehicle, and the amount of labor it will take to install it.
A vintage windshield will probably cost more than a current windshield. As a vehicle age, replacement parts increase in value. Thus, you will pay more them. How much it will cost to install the auto glass will be around the same as any other windshield. Again, it depends on the windshield or vehicle in question.
Keep in mind that ordering a vintage or custom windshield may take a little more time to arrive into our service center. We can contact you and schedule a replacement once it arrives.
Complete Windshield Replacement in Minneapolis
If you have a classic car and need to replace the windshield, contact Only 1 Auto Glass. We offer complete windshield repair and replacement for all makes and models of cars and trucks. We can work with your insurance company during the repair or replacement process.
To schedule auto glass service, call us today at 651-789-1111.
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