Stephen McElroy specializes in classic vehicles, and he hosted a car show for the grand opening of his shop at 5910 Auburn Blvd. on Saturday, June 25. A live band and a snow-cone truck were on hand for the festivities.
McElroy, who says “every vehicle has a story,” opened the shop in February and came from another business in the Carmichael area.
“This was always my goal in life and a passion was to open up and do something like this,” he said. “It ended up over time becoming a reality.”
With a background in automotive repair, McElroy said he started working on classics about five years ago. The average cost for a full restoration can be $80,000 to $120,000, he said.
“It just all depends on what it is with the car, what parts you’re using. It’s all going to fluctuate.”
With five vehicles in the shop, and more in the parking lot, McElroy has plenty of work to keep him busy.
“We’re grateful for the community,” he said. “We’re really happy to be here.”