About Us

Who We Are

One Cent Auto Repair and Competition Auto Body are small family operated businesses that primarily serve Oregon’s Sandy, Gresham and Mt. Hood areas, with auto restoration services for clients from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Providing Mechanic and Auto Repair Services for More Than 35 Years

Founder and Lead Repair Technician, Gordon, started his career repairing airplanes after attending the School for Aviation in Spokane, WA. He worked for 15 years as Service Manager at FlightCraft in Troutdale, Oregon. In 1984, Gordon took his love of mechanics, his aptitude in troubleshooting and his strong leadership skills to open up his own business in the automotive industry. His son, Marty, joined him bringing along a sharp attention to detail, savvy business sense and his enthusiasm for restoring back the beauty of old cars. Marty’s career origins include body repair and inspection of Portland’s light rail cars at their repair facility in Gresham, Oregon.

Customer Focused With Fair Pricing and Guaranteed Services

One Cent Auto Repair & Restoration and Competition Auto Body have made a special commitment to treating customers with dignity and integrity while staying on top of ever-changing technology. Over the years, our pledge has never changed. We deliver only the needed auto repair and car maintenance services, at a fair price, when promised and guaranteed. This assurance to our customers has allowed us to continue to serve the needs of the Sandy, Oregon area as the longest originally owned automotive repair facility.

Click to View Car Restoration Galleries

We have provided car restoration services for many satisfied clients. We have documented some of these projects with images. Click the image below to see all of the restoration project gallery images.

Auto Restoration Photo Galleries

Sandy, OR Auto Shop Neon Sign

Since 1984!

Celebrating More Than 35 years.

OF 1984

One Cent Auto Repair and Competition Auto Body Starts Its First Year In Business

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bread   .71
milk  1.94
gas  1.27
car $6,294.00
income $12,497.00
house  $110,610.00
movie ticket  $2.50


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