Maintaining traditions since 1974, Coachworks executes complete exotic and vintage restorations with unsurpassed original, authentic and classic details by Master Craftsmen.
Founded by Bob Smith, Coachworks is a full service, automotive facility providing a one-stop shop for all restorative services.
Bob Smith is a renaissance man: a metallurgist, designer, wood craftsman, engineer, upholsterer, dancer, horse breeder and sculptor. Above all, though, he is a restorer of Ferraris, and very special cars who’s put Gainesville, Texas, population 16,000, on the world map as a monument to the best-known car brand on the globe.
Coachworks has won many major awards including: Ferrari Factory Concours 2007, Cavallino, FCA, Amelia lsland, Keels and Wheels, Bagatelle, Mercedes Benz, 300SL Group, Quail, ltaliano Concours and Jaguar Club of America National Meet.
We have had multiple Best of Shows: Ferrari Factory Concours 2007, Cavallino Classic, Bagatelle, Ferrari Club of America National Meet, Mercedes Club of America, Jaguar Club of America National Meet, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concours and 300SL Club Annual Meet.
We won the Meguiar’s Paint Award (chosen by paint manufacturers) at the 2014 Amelia lsland Concours and the Connolly Award for the best upholstery at the 1996 FCA Meet in New York.
Coachworks has prepped cars for many rallies including: Mille Miglia, Tour de France, Colorado Grande, Copper State, California Mille Miglia, Texas 1000, Alfa Romeo Tours, Forza, Jaguar Club, Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Classic Car Club of America and the Great American Race.
We have restored some of the most famous Ferraris, Bugatti’s, Alfa Romeos, Mercedes-Benz, lndianapolis race cars and heavy classic cars of all times. His excellent workmanship and attention to detail and originality has given Bob Smith Coachworks a name known worldwide with an international reputation.