Thinking of Buying a Classic Car? Warren Collision Shop Provides Tips.
After the Woodward Dream Cruise last weekend, some of you may have a case of “new car fever”, not exactly for a new car, but a new classic car. You may even be toying with the idea of buying an older car and restoring it. But just how difficult of a project would that be, and would you have to sink a ton of money into it?
Every case is different and it will depend on the condition of the vehicle, and your intended use of the car. But generally speaking, older cars are easier to fix than newer vehicles that have thousands of parts and modern technology. Many classic cars have parts that are readily available and are still being produced today.
You could always purchase a classic car that doesn’t need to be restored. Just put gas in it and go.
But if you want to save some money and you enjoy spending time on projects in the garage, here are some classic car models that are relatively easy to rebuild.
1964-1965 Ford Falcon
Several interior and exterior parts have been reproduced as well as aftermarket performance parts. The simplicity of the vehicle makes it the perfect choice for a first project.
1971-1972 Chevy Chevelle
You will easily find access to GM’s line of A body cars which include the Chevy Chevelle , Monte Carlo and more.
1968-1970 Chevy Nova
Since over a million Novas have been produced, it may be the simplest car to restore. Perfect for the first time builder on a budget.
1978-1982 Chevy Corvette
Although older Corvettes are high in demand, you can still find one in good condition at an affordable price, and there are plenty of stock and aftermarket parts available.
1967-1969 Chevy Camaro
The initial cost of a classic Camaro may be higher than other vehicles but you can have a lot of fun building a speed machine with access to a ton of aftermarket performance parts.
1968-1970 Dodge Charger
All mechanical parts are available and exterior parts are being reintroduced to the market. Like the Camero and Corvette, this is another fun muscle car to drive.
1964-1968 Ford Mustang
Due to the high demand and huge fan base of the Ford Mustang, you will not have trouble finding a single part, nor will you have any trouble finding an interested buyer, should you decide to sell.
Looking for a Warren Collision Shop to Restore Your Classic Car’s Exterior?
It’s best to avoid cars with a lot of rust. If possible, find a classic car out of state that has not been exposed to the snowy Michigan winters.
But if you do find the perfect vehicle but the exterior has minor rust, dents, or simply needs a fresh coat of paint, come see us at Pole Position Auto Body.
Pole Position Auto Body is an auto body repair shop that has been providing MASSIVE customer service in Warren, MI for over 29 years. Our highly qualified technicians will restore your vehicle in the quickest turnaround time possible – almost 3 days quicker than the average repair facility.