Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Hills California
Re: Restoration list needed
As the starry eyed kid that I am, I thought sure $20,000.00 would cover it....After all I already had an engine, and had been buying parts here and there for years....that is until a guy I know showed up at a car show with the 67 SS he just bought for $30,000.00, completely restored and ready to go. He was lucky and found someone that wanted out of the hot rod/muscle car thing, and they took the cash and bought a new Corvette. The point is depending on what you have to start with, you can pretty much run right over $30,000.00 and not even have paint on the thing. A lot depends on how much rust you have and how much is missing. My Car has everything there, but is very "Rusty" in all the usual places....so I would have a lot of "Time and Materials" wrapped up in it. As long as you are aware of the money side of this kind of project and don't have a problem with the (Bottomless Checkbook) you will have a really nice car when you are all done. As always just my .02.
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