Abacus Machine and Automotive Services has been serving the tidewater region as the original and foremost high performance car shop for over thirty years.


Abacus Machine assembles high-quality, competitive race engines certain to perform on the track. Our vast backing of race engine experience enables us  to craft our road engines at the same caliber.


With ASE certified employees possessing years of on-site experience, our specialized and knowledgeable staff are readily inclined to take on any task.

Offering the Best Solutions 

For Your Car.

With state of the art technology, high performance upgrades or installations, and quality, timely repairs, Abacus Machine and Automotive Services guarantees customer satisfaction with outstanding service coupled by reasonable prices. Our superior services and experienced, knowledgeable workforce provides a brand you can depend on, and a name you can trust.


Our shop is located at 1372 Baker Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455, and readily available for nearly any request!


From oil changes and allignments to Flywheel replacements and performance upgrades, Abacus has you not only covered in service, but costs as well!


Skillful, Dependable, Knowledgeable, Committment. All qualities Abacus members possess, utilize, and believe in. A dedication to our work, a dedication, to you.

High Quality Performance,

On and Off the Track.


Although we're a Machine Specialization Shop, Abacus has a full range of service packages available from complete restorations, interior and exterior refurbishments, or any minor to major repair. Whatever you need, We're here to make it better. Call with any questions for more information on what Abacus can do for you!

Under the Hood!

1968 Lola T70
1969 Jaguar XKE Mk.ll
Austin Healey 3000
1968 Shelby Cobra GT500
1973 Z28 Camaro

At Abacus, Quality is Number One. We take more than pride in our Machine work, we take time. Our team is dedicated to providing top-of-the-line craftsmanship on each and every engine brought to us. Our quality has propelled us to success on the race track, and success in the shop. Durable, Dependable, and Long Lasting; call us today to schedule an appointment.

Thank You Holly Smith!

For choosing Abacus, all the way from Liberty, Missouri, to restore your 1973 Jaguar XJ6!

Here's What People Are Saying About Abacus...

"Great service. Sat down and talked about my build goals and then worked out a rebuild that met my power goal while costing less than I had expected. Very pleased."

"Experienced and professional staff, building engines for over 30 years, everything from 1909 to todays state of the art engines. Specialists in antique and custom machining for hi-performance imports. Have spent hours on their chassis dyno and have had nothing but great service and helpful solutions.."

"Consistently good service with fair pricing. My "go to" for Rover and Jag."

"From my personal experience, no shop in Southeast Virginia comes close to doing the quality of work Abacus does - full machine shop, builds race engines, services English, German, and Italian automobiles. They've serviced my Jaguar and Porsche - the work performed was superb and the charges were quite reasonable. Certainly, in our area, I would say that an Abacus-built engine is as good as it gets."

"I've been using Abacus for over 20 years for all of my machine work as well as some restoration work on my Triumph. They do tremendous work and their attention to details is superb. There is no other machine shop locally that I would trust my vehicles with. Simply put, these guys know what they are doing and do it right every time."

© 2023 by Abacus Machine and Automotive Services

From Live Racing to complete mechanical restorations, We are the original import performance shop in the Tidewater region.

  • Standard Services

  • Performance Upgrades

  • State Inspections

  • ASE Certified Technicians

  • Brake, clutch, suspension, drive-line and electrical service

  • Swaps and Conversions

  • Tune-Ups

  • Oil Changes

  • Electrical Diagnostics

  • Complete Mechanical Restoration

  • And Much More!

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1372 Baker Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455



Instagram: abacus_racing


Telephone: 757-363-8878

Fax: 757-460-3032

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am to 12:00pm
(drop offs and pick ups only)
Sun: Closed