About Catocraft Automotive, classic and historic vehicle restorations and repairs

Catocraft Automotive owner and classic car restoration diehard Dave Cato loves anything with an engine. Dave loves old cars. Dave loves classic cars. Dave really loves muscle cars. Dave loves crafting things. Dave loves crafting old cars and giving them performance engine overhauls. Dave believes everyone should be able to enjoy classic cars so he set about making classics for individuals and companies, and so began Catocraft Automotive, providing classic and historic vehicle restorations in Echuca for the rest of Australia.

With classic cars fetching big dollars the notion of owning one of these old beauties is beyond many people’s reach. Dave saw a need for a more affordable vehicle that wasn’t going to cost $25,000 just for a concours paint finish, let alone any work required for the engine, interior or wheels.

Dave gives classic cars a whole new look – and a load of grunt! And for a lot less money than clients would pay buying from fellow enthusiasts and other classic and muscle car restorers.

Companies such as Aussie icon Quiksilver have been quick to take advantage of Dave’s vision and ability to restore cars. Quiksilver has not looked back after collaborating with Dave on the build of the iconic surfing company’s CL Valiant promo car. Check out Quiksilver’s video and photographs featuring the restored classic CL Valiant, one of the many classic cars to receive new life under Catocraft Automotive’s creative eye.

Dave is a mechanical engineer – motorsport – and Catocraft Automotive is a member of the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce, which means clients know they’re getting the best in classic car service from our Echuca classic and muscle car repairs and restoration team.

For affordable high-quality historic and classic vehicle restorations, make sure you deal with Catocraft Automotive, also providing classic car upholstery repairs and classic car paint restoration in Echuca.