Anderson Automotive Enterprises provides truly personal service. Purposely, I have avoided the temptation to add employees in response to business pressures. My core competencies include engine building and tuning, driveline, suspension, brakes, body restoration, painting, and some interior work. To supplement my own skills, I call upon specialty contractors who have proven their capability to do quality work over the years.
For me, the journey is as important as the destination. I obtain immense personal satisfaction in producing a properly performing automobile of exquisite appearance piece-by-piece. Plus, quality and personal service is more easily assured when a single person is accountable.
Family lore says that my favorite toy as a toddler was my father’s shiny, chrome-plated quarter-inch socket set in its fitted case. From that beginning, cars have been a constant in an otherwise highly varied life. My father was a skilled mechanic, among many other talents. His mechanical interests rubbed off on me and in his shop I learned much as his helper. Part-time work for local independent garages during my high school and college years paid for my hobby – customizing and hot rodding 50s and 60s vintage cars – and increased my automotive skills. The cars I worked on then are today’s collector cars.
Anderson Automotive Enterprises began in 1969 as a part-time business in upstate New York. Initial activities focused on sports and formula car racing and repair and restoration of foreign cars. At that time there were few independent shops to service the needs of the sports car enthusiast. A wide variety of marques were serviced including Alfa, Datsun, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, MG, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, and Triumph. This work gradually evolved into car restoration beginning in the 1980s as more shops began servicing the increasing numbers of imported cars. Appraisal of collector cars was added as a service in the mid-1990s. A list of restoration projects is included in the Project Portfolio.
After the turn of the century, I curtailed my primary engineering career to devote more time to the restoration of collector cars and related services. This increased emphasis on restoration led to related activities of component manufacture to obtain parts not readily available as used parts or reproductions from others together with detailing and car show preparation.
William C. “Bill” Anderson, P.E.
Automotive Organization Affiliations & Positions
Antique Automobile Club of America
Buick Club of America
Technical Adviser for 1941 (all models), 1965, 1972, 1977-78, & 1985 Rivieras, and 1966 “A” Body models
Senior Master National Judge
Member of Board of Directors 1996 - 1999
Secretary 1996 - 1997
Treasurer 1997 – 1999
Buick Heritage Alliance
Vice President and Director 2004 to present
Board of Directors 2009 to present
Director of Technical Services 2007 to present
Technical Advisor, 1976-79 Sevilles
The Henry M. Leland Award
Distinguished Service Award
National Chief Judge
Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center
President & Chairman of the Board 2017 - Present
Director 1999-2001, 2003-present
Chair, Museum Building Committee 2007 to 2014
Gran Sport Club of America
Old Cars Weekly – Author of “Restoration Basics” Column
National Corvette Restorers Society
Riviera Owners Association
Tech Advisor, 1971-73 and1977-78 Rivieras
Columnist – “At Random”
Society of Automotive Engineers
Jaguar Club of North America
National Capitol Jaguar Owners Club