Bodywork restoration and engine rebuilds can be glamorous. But it's arguably the finer details that separate an amateur makeover from a concours restoration – which is where the Sierre Madre Collection comes in. Among other things, this Pasadena, California-based shop does full seal and rubber restoration kits for air-cooled Porsches from early 356 models right up to 964s.
The kits are extremely comprehensive and, by way of example, the version for a mid-’70s impact bumper car includes the windscreen seal, all window seals, rear quarter seals, the fuel filler flap, window channels, torsion bar cover seals, vent seals, door top trim seals, glass felt brushes, door handle gaskets, bumper valance and a bunch of other items. Prices start at $765, or roughly £700 plus tax and shipping. Log onto www.sierramadrecollection.com