Shop Tour: Bowtie Auto Parts

Shop Tour: Bowtie Auto Parts

Muscle Cars have been a passion for Bowtie Auto Parts owner Paul Holmes since he was a teenager. Paul would restore cars in his spare time while working as a Commercial Fisherman. When it was time to move on from fishing, Paul recognized the need for a combined Muscle Car Auto Parts store and Restorations shop. Taking the leap, Paul turned his hobby and passion for Muscle Cars into the successful and thriving business it is today. Bowtie Auto Parts Store and Restoration shop is a true success story; Paul turned his hobby into a successful business that supports the community in Langley, B.C.

Growing from a two-person shop to a team of eight, Bowtie is proud of the team’s knowledge and their commitment to providing their customers the highest level of service. The Bowtie Restorations team strives to provide quality restorations, and as a result, they have had three automobiles run through the Barrett-Jackson Auction with one breaking records. The ’66 Chevelle Malibu SS 396 broke the record for the highest price on a concours restoration in 2005. In addition to this record-breaking car, Bowtie is proud to have had their 1969 COPO 427 Chevelle, and a 1967 Chevelle L78, which are both extremely rare, sold at the auction with record-breaking attention. The ’66 Malibu SS 396 in Regal Red, was sold new at Mander Chev Olds in North Vancouver. The ’69 COPO Chevelle was one of three sold in B.C. out of just 22 in all of Canada, originally bought new at Dick Irwin Chev Olds Ltd. in Vancouver. The ’67 Chevelle L78 was one of 612 built, making it an extremely rare muscle car.

Located in the heart of Langley, Bowtie strives to meet all their customer’s needs, and make their shopping and restoration experience easy with their online store and online request form. The team at Bowtie enjoys answering everyone’s questions, providing complimentary advice and guidance. There is nothing more satisfying for the team than seeing the pride in someone’s special car.

While the Bowtie Auto Parts name lends itself to a Chevy-focused business, that cannot be further from the truth. The team has a passion and a high level of knowledge on all makes and models in the Muscle Car, Classic Car and Performance Car industry. Whatever your special car is, the team will go the extra mile to ensure your experience is easy and enjoyable.

Paul discussed the challenges of opening a new, unknown business in Langley, which is known as the muscle car hub of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. It was critical to build a solid reputation, supporting the local car clubs, and growing the business’ presence online through social media, online contact forms and online shopping.

Bowtie Auto Parts strives to make it easy for their customers through online shopping. If you do not feel like leaving the house, are out of the Langley area, or unsure what you need, complete the online quote form and someone will reply within 24 – 48 hours.

If you would like to experience the highest level of customer service, need advice, are looking for an auto part for your special car, or would like to have your car restored to concours levels, contact the team at Bowtie Auto Parts Store and Restorations at (604) 539.0785, email, or website . They would also love to visit with you in person and hear about your car or what you are working on, or just chat.

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