HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RESTORE A CAR ?
HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING !
Many factors effect the final cost of a full or partial restoration...
Body and chassis condition.
Quality of end result required - daily driver, show car, somewhere in between.
Availability and price of parts required.
Are engine and drive train to be rebuilt.
Is the upholstery to be replaced.
Will there be modifications and upgrades.
The list goes on.
The first and most important question...
DO I ACTUALLY WANT TO RESTORE A CAR OR DO I JUST WANT TO OWN THIS TYPE OF CAR IN TOP CONDITION ?
It invariably costs MORE to restore a car than to buy a similar one in good condition that somebody else has already restored.
If what you are after is the model you want in the condition you want, then go buy one someone else has already spent the money on because IT WILL COST YOU LESS !
Be sure to do your homework in this scenario and check for receipts and guarantees from the people involved in the work and if you're unsure get it checked over by an expert. Spending a few hundred dollars on an appraisal can save you thousands and give you peace of mind before you part with your money.
We have found this especially important when buying imported cars.