Top Tips to Know Before You Restore a Classic Car

  • Consider the amount of time it will take to restore the car. People often say it takes around 1,000 hours to restore a car, which can translate to a year or more. Be realistic about how much extra time you have on your hands.
  • Choose a car that you know can be restored to a high degree while also keeping costs down as much as possible.
  • Always view the car in person, especially if you found the ad online.
  • Make sure the car is free from rust or major damages. Costs could really get out of hand.
  • Make sure you know what tools and parts you will need.
  • Don’t be afraid to get specialist help for certain jobs.
  • Exercise patience and don’t do it just for the money.



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Walter Gefrom

Walter Gefrom

Walter Gefrom is a Civil Engineering Project Manager and Car & Auto Enthusiast based in Utah.