Should I Restore that Classic Car, or Buy a Restoration?

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Imagine the satisfaction after restoring a classic beauty like this one,

If you are dreaming about joining the summer cruises in the classic car of your dreams, you have two choices: restore a classic car or buy one.

If you’ve been thinking about restoring a classic car yourself, take a moment. Finally owning and driving a restored classic car is like reuniting the with that gorgeous high school girlfriend that got away. And she hasn’t aged a bit!

Autoweek shared four excellent thoughts to ponder when you are considering a DIY restoration.  Not the least of which is cost: over time, you will more than likely spend MORE restoring the car yourself than you would if bought a fully restored car.

Done properly, restoring that six-cylinder ’Stang will cost almost as much as redoing a GT 350. In number terms, think about $100,000 in a car that on a good day might get $25,000.

Still there are at least as many good reasons to restore a classic car which outweigh the bottom line.

Not the least of which is the satisfaction of driving a beauty you saved from the rust heap.

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4 thoughts on “Should I Restore that Classic Car, or Buy a Restoration?

  1. Thanks for the interesting post. I agree that if you just want to drive a classic car around, the best choice is to buy one that has already been restored. You’ll save money unless you happen to be a master mechanic. But sometimes it’s a rejuvenating experience to work on a car. I’ve found it very relaxing and enjoyable.

  2. If you are buying restore a classic car yourself, you take a moment of owning and enjoy driving. This is properly done by restoring that the six cylinders with much redoing a GT 350.

  3. My brother loves classic cars, and I know he dreams of restoring one someday. I didn’t realize restoring could cost more than buying a classic car. The process is worth it though! Like you said, there is satisfaction in knowing you saved something. Thanks for this info!

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