About Us

European Import Specialists

25 years experience in the repair and restoration of fine European automobiles.
Your One-stop Euro shop.
Repairs and restoration – inside and out.
Trusted partner network of Automotive Professionals.
See below for a full list of services.

Volker (Crome) Gebelhoff



Collision and or corrosion repairs
• Frames, metal replacement, welding
• Windows, panels, bumpers, lights
• Suspension, brakes, exhaust
• Wheel and tire upgrades
• Tune-ups and oil service
• Engine / transmission replacements


We can fully or partially restore your vehicle.
• Body kits and spoilers, glass and tinting
• Sun roofs and convertible tops
• Upholstery, electrical accessories
• Painting, graphics, striping
• Rust-proofing, stone guards
• Subaru -> Vanagon conversions


We sell new and used parts for European Imports and Subarus.
We also sell / source hard to find parts for any classic and or import vehicles.
If you looking to buy, we can provide pre-purchase vehicle inspections.
We can also help to prepare your vehicle for E-tests and Safety Checks.


To schedule an appointment with Volker (Crome) Gebelhoff, please call: 905-786-2002.


“If you are a perfectionist – and are serious about having a top quality, professional job done – then Volker’s your guy. He rejuvenated my ’87 VW Syncro camper, performing major surgery on rampant rust that probably would have defeated lesser body men. With any 25 year old vehicle, surprises will always surface.
Crome not only kept me constantly informed of any unexpected situation, but he always had a solution as well. Owning a rather unusual classic vehicle, it was also reassuring that I could leave it in the hands of someone with a depth of experience with my particular model, as well as being a fellow Vanagon owner / devotee. I’ve lost count of the number of complements I’ve received for my van since the work was completed. I couldn’t be more pleased!”
~ Wolf Kutnahorsky

"I have known Volker for more than a decade now and he has worked on many of the cars I’ve driven. I have seen a lot of body work done elsewhere but none compare to the quality that Volker delivers. I always know he doesn’t do short cuts and the pricing is fair. In fact, I don’t think Volker charges enough! He is a role model in my mind for how a businesses should run and his company is an absolute pleasure to be in. I can’t say enough great things about the passion he brings to his field of work and the upfront honesty in his communication. I am thankful to have such a shop that I can refer people to. Cheers!"
~ Wim Vanderheyden

"I was very impressed with the quality of Volker’s work during the body restoration of my BMW E30 318is. His attention to even the smallest of details is impeccable. When finished, my 20-year-old car looked like it had just left the factory floor. Since then, I have gone back to Body by Crome for smaller bodywork on specific parts from my BMW E85 Z4 and the service and results have been outstanding. Pricing is competitive and the craftsmanship is exceptional. Without hesitation, I recommend anyone who needs any automotive or motorcycle bodywork for their vehicle to visit Body by Crome. Two thumbs up!"
~ Dave

"I had the pleasure of working with Crome to finish the restoration of my 1974 Volkswagen Westfalia camper. He did a virtually complete body restoration, removing almost all interior and exterior parts, fixing any flaws, and adding his own improvements. He was professional, meticulous, found creative solutions to unexpected problems, and most importantly, it was quite clear to me through the whole process that he genuinely cared about both his customers as individuals, and the very high quality of his work. He doesn't cut corners, and goes the extra mile to ensure the job is done properly. The end product was better than factory, and I'm looking forward to having him work his magic on another van project in the near future. Crome is a rare breed - an artist, craftsman, and gentleman. Thanks!!"
~ Daniel

"My name is Wally Muraki and I own a 1984 Porsche 944. After a minor accident in 2009, my car was in need of body work. I inquired about finding someone who specializes in European, but mostly German Automobiles. I was recommended to see Crome of Body by Crome. After several weeks, I watched him disassemble, repair, paint and reassemble my car; I was very impressed at how meticulous he was and paid very close attention to detail. I’d highly recommend his services. After three years, the car still turns heads."
~ Wally Muraki

European Automotive Specialist