HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA (April 28, 2009) – While auto enthusiasts lament the problems within GM and most recently, the loss of Pontiac, Classic Industries, the leader in GM restoration parts and accessories, has assured customers that the demise of one of GM’s most popular brands will have no affect on its supply of Classic GM, GMC or Pontiac Firebird restoration parts.
Since rumors of GM’s most recent Pontiac division closure became public, Classic Industries has received countless calls and emails from worried customers expressing concern regarding the future supply of parts for collectible GM and GMC vehicles, including the iconic Firebird muscle car. Classic Industries’ call center personnel are now reassuring hobbyists that there is no need to worry and that the company will continue reproducing and distributing original GM parts and accessories.
“This is a sad day for General Motors and for Pontiac,” said Classic Industries CEO, Jeff Leonard. “But GM’s decision will have no affect on our supply of classic GM and Pontiac parts. Nearly all of our GM-licensed restoration parts are sourced outside GM. Firebird fans need not worry. There will be no interruption of Pontiac restoration parts made and marketed by Classic Industries.”
Classic Industries offers a wide-range of GM-licensed parts and accessories for Chevrolet Camaro, Impala and Nova, plus Pontiac Firebird and GM pickup models from the 1940’s through 2008. The CI Pontiac Firebird catalog, for example, boasts more than 900 pages. All Classic Industries parts meet or exceed OEM-specifications.
The closure of Pontiac has also raised the possibility that Classic Industries could also gain access to original GM tooling. While this is a possibility in any restructuring, Leonard said, he hoped that GM would retain use of the tooling, as well as the employees that operated them. It is after all, Leonard noted, “a legendary American brand.”
Over the years, most Detroit OEMs, including GM and Pontiac, have outsourced many – if not all – older restoration parts.
Classic Industries is the recognized leader in GM restoration for classic Camaro, Firebird, Nova, Impala and GM pickup trucks from the 1940’s through the 2008 year range. With 30 years of experience, Classic Industries is the largest distributor of reproduction and original GM parts and accessories in the world. In addition, Classic Industries also offers many popular brands GM enthusiasts rely on, such as OER, Air Ride, B&M, Chris Alston’s Chassisworks, Edelbrock, officially licensed Yenko products and many more. Visit Classic Industries on the web at www.classicindustries.com for more.