The Restomod Factory®
Custom Muscle Cars & Truck Restoration Shop
City Classic Cars is dedicated to building the world's best Custom Muscle Cars and Truck Restorations.
City Classic Cars, The Restomod Factory, specializing in building SEMA Restomods, American car and truck Full Restorations, Pro Touring Performance Fabrications, Partial Restorations and Hot Rod Maintenance and Safety Modifications led by SEMA master car builder, Sabra Johnson of Houston, Texas. City Classic Cars is Houston's #1 Custom Muscle Car Builder and SEMA design shop . City Classic Cars is dedicated to building the world's best Custom Muscle Cars and Truck Restorations.
The Restomod Factory is a full-service Classic One-Stop SEMA Shop featuring multiple restoration departments led by Sabra Johnson located on one campus offering SEMA Pro Touring Builds, Advanced level Performance Fabrication Shop, a Custom Upholstery shop and award-winning SEMA paint and body shop- City Classic Cars is the True One Stop Classic Build Shop serving clients all over the world.
Why go to more than one shop, when Sabra and his team do it all at City Classic Cars. Call 832-717-0774 to experience the difference of faster promise dates, more synergistic builds and the joy of working with one of the best teams in the business. City Classic Cars is dedicated to building the world's best Custom Muscle Cars and Trucks Restorations.
The “City” Style by Sabra Johnson
Sabra is a perfectionist that desires everything to be the best! As such City Classic Cars is infused with a DNA of excellence. That Spirit of excellence often has Sabra designing Restomods. By Restomod, we mean building cars that look “classic”, yet ride “modern”. City Classic Cars believe a great Restomod (restoration + modern parts/technology) strategically incorporates the best products in all systems of the vehicle in order to achieve the desired visionary performance, comfort and safety of your project. A Restomod project by City Classic Cars has the timeless appearance of the original while featuring custom fabrications to support the latest technological advancements on the market. If you combine restoration and modification together, you get a Restomod by City Classic Cars.
Why Restmod versus Purist Restoration?
Sabra builds cars and trucks to be driven, his motto is "My Cars and Trucks do not need a trailer, they can show and go". Let's admit it, the Cars of the '50s and '60s are beautiful but not the safest or most comfortable in a modern context of advancing technology. Advanced brake technology, rack and pinion steering and even aftermarket ac are just a few "restomod items" that make the beloved cars of our rich automotive history a safer experience. Even further, the carburetor systems of yesterday are beloved but very unreliable. Fuel injection engines and carburetor-styled EFI fuel systems provide greater performance and extreme reliability. Although City Classic Cars is a champion of modern technology, Sabra and his team provide OEM Classic Engine Rebuilds to stock, and Vintage Transmission Rebuilds and Modern Swaps, Vintage-Antique and Classic Automotive Upholstery and Full Interiors, Hot Rod Maintenance and Custom Fabrication. Call the team today at 832-717-0774 to get started.
The “Build” experience
Sabra has built an international business through transparency and truth. Sabra will never give you a bid because the truth is we can never know the complete cost until the project is done so the team like other major builders bill hourly and charge for parts. Sabra not only uses a time and materials billing method, but also logs in every day and hour the technicians work on your car and provide in-depth detailed daily log reports to his clients and regular social media updates of the work in progress. Sabra has developed a signature 25 step build process and is able to give clients real time updates for the stage of the project at any time without notice. City Classic Cars enjoys the “process” of making and sharing something new. Sabra understands designing and developing custom muscle cars and truck restorations is a journey shared between client and builder.
At City Classic Cars, restoring and upgrading your vehicle's performance is a shared experience. We love the day of arrival, the challenging days of parts delays and difficult fabrication moments as much as we enjoy helping you choose paint colors, selecting your interior design along with so many other details associated with the car building process. City Classic Cars is committed to providing you and your family meaningful opportunities to remain involved in the building process of your project. The staff provides periodic work in progress updates in multiple formats. We take full advantage of email, text messages and even social media tools that allow you and your family to follow and connect through our picture and video documentation process. The team of City Classic Cars documents the “raw” work and details from all 6 departments working on your classic car or truck. Exciting milestones such as paint, starting the engine or sewing the interior are documented for your review. In addition, private emails, office visits, and telephone calls are tools used for more intimate and personal restoration consultations. Car building at City Classic Cars is a shared experience where old days are remembered, new friends discovered and classic stories shared .... City Classic Cars, The Restomod Factory, specializes in building SEMA Restomods, American car and truck Full Restorations, Pro Touring Performance Fabrications, Partial Restorations and Classic Car Maintenance led by SEMA master car builder, Sabra Johnson of Houston, Texas. City Classic Cars is Houston's #1 Performance Fabrication Center. Carol Sosa, an active SEMA council member of SBN/ARMO/HRIA, is a welcome specialist that helps navigate you through the restoration and performance journey with passion, knowledge, and patience. (Meet Carol Sosa)
The "One-Stop" Shop Difference-
Most builders such contract one or more of the build phase whether that be paint and body or upholstery, yet at City Classic Cars all major systems are performed in house. Although we purchase parts from many vendors across the world, all labor and custom design is done in-house. “The Restomod Factory” is a restoration facility birthed from the heart of Sabra Johnson (Meet Sabra Johnson)committed to actually building custom muscle cars and truck restorations from one central location with onsite consultation, on-site administration, on-site engine and performance department, onsite fabrication department, onsite body division, onsite paint team, on-site trim and woodworking division and onsite short-term vintage and classic car storage all under one visionary mandate performed by the team members of City Classic Cars. Our process creates simpler billing, greater relationship building and more exacting build details.
Many of our competitors, sub contract paint and body, fabrication and upholstery, while at City Classic Cars you are assured all major fabrication is performed by the team of City Classic Cars. City Classic Cars is dedicated to building the world's best Custom Muscle Cars and Trucks Restorations.
The Supplier Difference-
The performance parts used by City Classic Cars are simply the best. We are authorized dealers and partner distributors of brands such as Detroit Speed, Vintage Air, Willwood Brakes, ididit Columns, Moser Rear Ends, Lokar Shifter, PPG Paints, American Autowire, Art Morrison Frames, and Classic Instruments to name a few... Product trust and manufacturer rapport are a winning difference at City Classic Cars. Our industry relationships with performance suppliers allows our team to provide you with the the latest product advancement. For this reason, we do not allow clients to provide their own parts. Moreover, all parts at City Classic Cars include a warranty for labor and parts replacement all as part of your build process.
Only use the best aftermarket parts because City Classic Cars is dedicated to building the world's best Custom Muscle Cars and Trucks Restorations. Our end goal is great not good!
The Community Difference-
Sabra Johnson and City Classic Cars believes in investing and giving back to the community and markets we serve. There are three areas where this is most evident: The Youth, The Greater Houston Area, and The Hot-Rod Community.
Helping America’s youth dream bigger and bolder dreams of possibility while making the right choices is a driving passion of City Classic Cars and its owner Sabra Johnson. We do this through adopting the shop department of Klein High School to assist with student uniforms and expenses for student competitions. Also, City Classic Cars is committed to training the next generation of car builders through a paid 8 week apprenticeship program for HS students enrolled in the Klein Shop Department. Moreover, Sabra always takes the time to visit youth centers across the nation to inspire youth to make positive choices through the 3 C's: conditions, cognitions and choices (how the right choices can produce desirable consequences and the wrong choices under-desired consequences). See Our Students Work
Carol, as the GM, represents City Classic Cars through active involvement in the Klein Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau of Houston. Carol also oversees the paid apprenticeship program where chosen high school students are paid to learn the art of restorations. You will often find Carol at a ribbon cutting ceremony wishing a new or growing business venture continued success in the community.
Sabra and his staff are proud to support, through time and financial resources, the Houston Krewzers annual benefit for Lonestar foundation. Sabra Johnson is also a member of Sema and various Sema councils and thereby regularly attends forum, specialty events and the annual Las Vegas Sema Show. City Classic Cars, The Restomod Factory, specializes in building SEMA Restomods, American car and truck Full Restorations, Pro Touring Performance Fabrications, Partial Restorations and Classic Car Maintenance led by SEMA master car builder, Sabra Johnson of Houston, Texas. City Classic Cars is Houston's #1 Performance Fabrication Center.
City Classic Cars Restoration is one of the world's preferred Custom Muscle Car and Truck Builders and “RestoMod” Shop (Restoration – Modification) Classic Car Repair and Restoration Shop serving all of Spring, Tomball, Conroe, The Woodlands, The Galleria, Magnolia, Sugarland and all surrounding counties of Houston.
City Classic Cars Hot Rod Shop serves all of Houston, Texas from it campus located at 16548 Stuebner Airline Rd, Spring TX 77379. The Shop is open to the public 9am-4pm Monday-Friday for office consultations- appointments are encouraged but not mandatory. City Classic Cars, The Restomod Factory, specializes in building SEMA Restomods, American car and truck Full Restorations, Pro Touring Performance Fabrications, Partial Restorations and Classic Car Maintenance led by SEMA master car builder, Sabra Johnson of Houston, Texas. City Classic Cars is Houston's #1 Performance Fabrication Center.
Although City Classic Cars builds cars and trucks for NFL Hall of Fame Athletes, entertainment royalty, civic leaders and the who’s who of business, Sabra Johnson and his team remain committed to building projects for everyday clients on everyday budgets. City Classic Cars takes the same attention to detail and express equal passions about family heirloom projects as we do on high-dollar celebrity projects- we love all people and the stories their cars tell. Everyone and every project is celebrated at City Classic Cars. City Classic Cars are here to make your dream a reality. City Classic Cars is dedicated to building the world's best Custom Muscle Cars and Trucks Restorations.