Manns Restoration – Festus, MO – Award Winning Automotive Excellence


About 35 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri, lies the town of Festus.  It’s in this friendly community, nestled just minutes from the banks of the Mississippi River, that Charles Everett Manns decided to set up an Automotive repair shop in the late 1930’s.  At that time, it was the only shop in the area that provided both mechanical repair, as well as bodywork and paint.  Now, after four generations, the legacy continues.  Manns Restoration remains one of the premier automotive restoration shops in the country, with their cars garnering top trophies all across the globe.

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Whether you are looking to restore a treasured family heirloom, or build a full custom show car, Manns Restoration has you covered.  Their knowledgeable staff can guide you through the entire process from start to finish.  With decades of experience behind them, they can help assess your needs, develop a plan, and execute that plan to perfection.  They offer a full spectrum of services including design, fabrication, mechanical, custom interior, bodywork, and paint.  They have assembled a truly impressive group of craftsmen, that take immense pride in their work.  They really seem to operate like a family, each willing to lend a helping hand whenever necessary.


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For decades now, Manns Restoration has thrived essentially due to the quality of their work and through word-of-mouth advertising.  By continually going above and beyond for their customers, they have been able to steadily grow and prosper.  Most of their recognition has come in the form of honors received at various concours shows from around the world.   They have only recently begun to reach out to others via social media outlets.  In this ever changing world, they realize the importance of staying current and accessible.  If you’d like to find out more about Manns Restoration you can check them out on Facebook at:

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You can also view the images in the gallery below, to see some of their recent projects.






1958 Olds 88…restored by Manns Restoration

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This 1958 Oldsmobile 88 sedan was recently restored by our friends at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO.  It was a nice day, so we decided to take it for a little drive.  We’ll have a video coming soon.

1936 Cord First Drive, MG Restoration Complete, & Spohn Custom

The crew at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO, are putting the final touches on the 1936 Cord 810. In this video, we took the car for it’s first test drive and it did really well. They have a few little bits left to add, then we’ll do a complete video on it. The restoration has also been completed on the nice little MG. The owner is now going to take the car home and install the engine and transmission. We hope to get another look at it after it’s up and running. Kurt McCormick stopped by to check on the progress on his Sam Barris custom Buick. The whole crew has done a wonderful job with it. Kurt was sure to thank Craig Wimmer for the amazing job he did with the wet sanding and buffing. The paint truly looks flawless. We hope you find this interesting, we’ll have more video on all of these cars in the near future. Thanks for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO.

The background track is “Down in the Valley”, by The Head and the Heart, from their 04/16/11 self-titled release. This video is not monetized, nor do we express any rights over this track. You can download their album from itunes at:…

Manns Restoration Test Drive Compilation

This is a compilation of some of the recent builds from Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO. We featured the 720+ horsepower Chevelle convertible, the LS3 powered 64 C10 pickup, the supercharged 6.1 Hemi powered Orangasm Cuda, and a beautiful V12 powered Ferrari 550 Maranello. The skilled crew at Manns can handle any restoration that comes their way. We hope you find them interesting, thank you for watching!

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The background track is “Hell on Wheels”, by Brantley Gilbert. This video is not monetized, nor do we imply any rights over this song.

Artist: Brantley Gilbert
Album: Halfway to Heaven
Released: 2010

1932 Packard Restoration Begins and Barris Custom Continues


The amazing crew at Manns Restoration continues to turn out some of the finest automotive restoration work in the country. In this video, they begin the teardown on the 1932 Packard roadster and they continue the reassembly of the Barris custom. We also give you a glimpse of the 1963 Ford Thunderbird, that we’ll be featuring in an upcoming video. We hope you find it interesting, thank you for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO

The background track is “Oats in the Water”, by Ben Howard. This video is not monetized, nor do we claim any rights to the song. You can order The Burgh Island EP at:…

1969 Jaguar E-type Roadster Update – Manns Restoration


We thought you might like a look at this 1969 Jaguar E-type, that is currently being restored at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO. It’s powered by the DOHC 4.2 Inline Six, equipped with triple SU carbs. The exhaust gases are expelled through a beautiful set of split headers, then back through the full dual exhaust. It has been upgraded to a Tremec five-speed manual transmission for better performance, highway cruising, and fuel economy. This car is also equipped with Jaguar’s fully independent rear suspension, so it should handle like it’s on rails. It’s going to be a beautiful car when it’s completed. We’ll come back and give you another look when it’s ready to hit the road.

Filmed at Manns Restoration, in Festus, Missouri.
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Trans Am Update – New Headers – Cammed Lopey Idle and Rev


We just thought you might like to hear a clip of the Trans Am idling and revving. After Jordan’s accident, he had to replace the exhaust on the Trans Am. Now, the car has Hedman long tube headers, dual 3″ Hedman X-tension pipes, Jones Full Boar mufflers ( Flowmaster Super 10 copies), and 3″ turndowns. Overall, we’re pretty happy with the sound now. Jordan also put on a different hood since the last video. He still has some modifications to make to it, but it’ll work just fine. When the snow melts, we’ll get it out on the road and do a driving video. Thanks for watching!