View Full Version : Props for two very good and honest shops in Calgary

06-07-2009, 11:34 PM
My NSX got backed into at my parkade and as a result it needed a new door. I couldn't live with two shades of red on the car and decided to go with an entire new paint job by the best in town - Maranello Autobody. I think they did a fantastic job and while they aren't the cheapest they sure know how to make a guy smile. I also upgraded the rear bumper - which they had to modify for the twin tips, got some new rims and tires and added a wings west spoiler. I also finally got my headers, Gruppem V2 exhaust, Comptech carbon fibre air box, Koni Coil Overs, Type R chassis bars and rear strut brace installed by Jim at Option Import - another awesome shop experience I might add. I'm in love with the car all over again. It sounds great, handles great and looks wicked. All I have left is to install the high boost kit and brakes. I can't wait.

I highly recommend both Gerry at Maranello and Jim at Option Import if you happen to need the type of services they provide. Too often you hear the bad stories so I wanted to share a couple of really positive ones.

06-07-2009, 11:40 PM
Good to hear there are solid shops still around! Post up some pictures of this beauty:)

06-07-2009, 11:40 PM
lets see some pics!!!!

06-07-2009, 11:40 PM
+1 For marenellos. They did my facelift on my car.

06-08-2009, 12:08 AM
For the kind of money those guys charge, you better be getting satisfactory results.

06-08-2009, 01:04 AM
:thumbsup: for Gerry at Maranello.

They're the only bodyshop I let touch my car.

06-08-2009, 01:48 AM
i can't believe this thread was made without pics :facepalm:

06-08-2009, 08:43 PM
+1 Jim @ Option Import, can't wait to see his turbocharged NSX.


Last time I was at his shop he had two NSX's on the hoist, one was supercharged and the other had a turbocharger.


06-08-2009, 09:05 PM
Approximately how much did the paint job run you, if you don't mind me asking?

06-08-2009, 09:14 PM
looking for pictures and prices

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06-09-2009, 12:53 AM
:drool: :drool:

06-09-2009, 12:56 AM
Beauty of a car you have.


06-09-2009, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by badatusrnames
Approximately how much did the paint job run you, if you don't mind me asking?
A high quality complete is 6-10 grand. Sick car soloracer.

06-09-2009, 12:25 PM
Great looking car Erik!

+1 to Jim at option import.

He saved me about 600$ once -- there was something wrong with my lights and instead of replaceing the part, he opening up the column and fixed it manually, the good old fashioned way because he "had a hunch about what was wrong"

06-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Car looks great Erik!!

06-09-2009, 04:23 PM
I think i might have seen you on McLeod the other day.

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

06-09-2009, 07:06 PM
wow sickkkk

06-09-2009, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2

A high quality complete is 6-10 grand. Sick car soloracer.

I remember when Gerry repainted my delsol VTEC. It was about $4500 but that was in the 90's when he was in that tiny little shop. He's done a few of my vehicles and it's about as good as you will get in Calgary.

06-09-2009, 07:31 PM
+1 for option import. awesome shop

06-09-2009, 07:31 PM
so you spent what 30k over the course of that time? :P