The Magnificent Transformation of Scrap Takes classic cars she is passionate about from scrap and restores its former glory
Classical car enthusiast Mustafa Havuçcuoğlu, who lives in Konya, turns the scrapped classic cars into the first place they left the factory with his proud hands after months of restoration work.
50-year-old Havuçcuoğlu, who was influenced by his master's interest in classic cars during his childhood years, devoted his life to classic cars after his apprenticeship became a passion.
Carried to his modest repair shop with a hammer, "the newest" half-century old scrap cars were brought to life again, and Havuçcuoğlu restores classic vehicles that are called "no longer usable" and return them to their first-day glamor.
Havuçcuoğlu, who searches city by city for the original parts of classic cars, most of which have already been lost, is bringing the parts he cannot find by ordering them from abroad.
When Havuçcuoğlu cannot find the original part he is looking for abroad, he rebuilds the parts of the automobiles with his own hands, which he knows very well from the bolt to the nut.
Renewing automobiles from the very beginning, from the bodywork to the paint, from the electrical system to door locks, from seat upholstery to engine parts, Havuçcuoğlu spends about a year on each car.
Carrotcuoglu, who does not change the 1956 Chevrolet Belair brand car he owns to luxury vehicles, tours the streets and streets of the city with his classic car at every opportunity.
Experienced master Havuçcuoğlu, who has a repair shop in Konya Old Auto Industry Site for 30 years, told Anadolu Agency that restoring classic cars is a job of passion, unlike normal repairs.
Havuçcuoğlu said, "Without love, these things will not be done anyway. Bringing the old people back to life has become a privileged hobby for us. We maintain our lives in this way." said.
Expressing that he has forgotten the number of vehicles he has renewed until today, the master said, "I have a passion for this job. I love dealing with them rather than money. I do everything in my hand. I like to give shape and pattern to the sheet metal. When it comes to classic automobiles, there is both history and There is a revival of that history. We also remind the new generation of the old. " he spoke.
- "I imagine it before it begins"
Havuçcuoğlu said that when a new classic car came to his workshop, he was very excited to bring it back to life.
"Before I start a vehicle, I imagine its finish. When it is finished, I immediately see what shape it will take, what kind of color it will look like, its interior upholstery, the whole design. I love it like my child while I do it. Dreams before you start are very important. the customer sees it as scrap, but as soon as I arrive, I visualize the finished version. "