Entrusting your vintage VW Bus with someone else can be a nervous experience for a die hard VW owner. The difference between a good job and a perfect one is a keen eye, dedication, and lots of know-how. As a premier VW restoration shop in Northern California, Skinner Classics gives your old friend the special attention it deserves. Whatever your vision is for a classic bus we can bring it to life.

Rescuing, dismantling, custom fabrication, sand blasting, reconditioning, body work, painting and sealing, engines and mechanical, custom suspension and much much more!! Whether you prefer an all original with an amazing patina or a full on ground up restoration we’ve got you covered. We specialize in true to form high-end split window bus restorations and can also help guide you through the decision process and help you stay on track and on budget with your ride. We are the Bay Area’s Classic Volkswagen Bus specialists and provide the best care for vintage VW buses.

We know we are a bit obsessive about it but the folks here at Skinner Classics know it’s way more than “just a car” to it’s proud owners. Skinner Classics understands the dreams and memories contained in the vintage steel and takes the responsibility for its care very serious…each and every bus we touch is part of our extended family.

Skinner Classics specialized in body-off treatment, media blasting, custom sheet metal work, high quality primer, paint and clear coat plus much, much more!

Rust spots and hole are often hiding under an old car’s paint and body panels. The best way to preserve your classic is to have the old metal stripped of paint and any corrosion exposed and eliminated.

The early buses have seen decades of weather and abuse and rust area can be a major problem for anyone. Skinner Classics many combined years of restoring VWs to the highest standards possible, have resulted in the sourcing and use of ONLY correct, high-quality replacement parts. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive inventory of specialized original, NOS, and high quality reproduction replacement parts for 1950-1967 VW buses.

The frame and unibody structure of any vehicle can be damaged in several ways and almost all can be properly repaired. Let Skinner Classics do it the right way the first time.

Our mechanical services include stock or custom, and just about everything in between. From disc brake upgrades to new transmissions and engines, Skinner Classics does it all. SC tailors each job to the individual desires and needs of the customer.

We Love Vintage Buses

They are timeless and beautiful machines. They come in great colors and patinas and have human-like personalities. We understand these old stalwarts and have air-cooled blood in our veins. Let Skinner Classics have the pleasure of restoring your bus, we stand behind our work as long as you own and take care your vehicle. Check out all the VW buses we have restored for our happy customers in our portfolio section below!