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Car Restoration Articles By Red Line Restoration

Learn about classic car restoration from the pros, and get the questions about your project answered.

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Have you ever thought of restoring a classic car as a family project? It can be a lot of fun and the entire family can get involved and enjoy the process. It can be a daunting project though so be sure that you are prepared to take it on.

If I were doing a restoration as a family project I would start with the car the manufacturers built a lot of like a Camaro or Mustang. These cars are good to start with because the parts are easy to find, and that is one of those things that makes it a lot smoother the first go around.

 I hate to scare people off but I also like to speak the truth about the process. Before you buy the car I would get in inspected by a professional classic car inspector. There are a lot of good ones out there. I would start by looking for them on the internet IE “Google them.”

 Ask them for references of people that they have done work for in the past. You will find a good one if you ask the right questions. I would say if you're looking to get a good car to start with a plan on spending $10.,000 for the car itself, the days of good cars for $2,500 are gone.

Read more:  Restoring Classic Car Can Be A Fun Family Project

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Are you selling your classic car? The idea is to make sure that you get what the car is worth, you don't want to lose on the deal. If you plan to sell the car by yourself it requires studying. You need to know what the fair market value of your car is.

Read more: Are You Selling Your Classic Car

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It has been a while since I wrote a classic Corvette article. I figure that it's about time I did again, I love the Corvette and I hope that a lot of people share my feelings. The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the few cars that GM never rolled back production of.

Read more: Are You Thinking About Building A Classic Car?


How to decide what classic car to restore. Most people restore a car because it reminds them of the good times, the times when all they had to do is hang out with friends and build their cars. They would go to the drive-in at night or on the weekends and all of their friends would be there with their cars.

It was really about showing who could build the best cars and come up with the best mods to make them faster. It's still about the same things, but as we get older we try everything to keep a hold of a little of our younger lives, and for a lot of us that we all about cars.

 If you are trying to decide on a car to build with your family, or have a shop build it could be as easy as looking back in your history and remembering those days when life was all about your friends and your cars, a time when it all seemed more simple.

Read more: How To Decide What Classic Car To Restore