Handy hints for restoring a classic car
There are few things as satisfying as restoring a classic car that’s seen better days. Returning a worn, battered or malfunctioning car to its former glory can leave you feeling a great sense of accomplishment, but getting your hands on the parts and services you need can be a tricky process.
Discover the many brilliant online resources that can help you find all of the information, parts and help you need to start restoring a classic car. Whether you have a car that’s in need of some love and attention or you’d like to buy a dilapidated vehicle that has a lot of potential, you’ll find plenty of information available to help you along your way.
Classic car restoration and inspiration
There’s something special about the design and quality of a well-preserved classic car that just can’t be matched by today’s modern equivalents. Bring back a little of the magic by embarking on a restoration project and getting a great car back on the road. For a little inspiration to get you started, try watching the Channel 5 show Classic Car Rescue. This fun TV series could be just what you need to fill you with determination to revitalise an ailing car.
A little time spent reading Classics Monthly, which is packed with news stories, advice articles and regularly features unusual and exiting restoration projects, is sure to help you get a project off the ground. For a little help choosing the best model to restore, you could also browse Hemming’s great list of 32 top cars for a restoration project. Remember that some old cars will be far easier to restore than others, as it will be tough to find parts and information for cars that were produced in smaller numbers.
Restoration resources and dealers
Once you have your vehicle picked out and are feeling ready to dive into a project, you’re sure to find yourself on the hunt for reliable dealers and mechanics. When you’re looking for parts and access to some invaluable advice, start your search at Car and Classic. This site is dedicated to classic cars in all of their incarnations, but you’ll also find it also hosts classic car auctions as well as offering lots of parts for sale. UK Classic Cars is another useful resource for restoration enthusiasts, thanks to its dedicated search directory and wealth of articles about various aspects of classic car preservation.
Restoring a classic car can be an expensive endeavour, especially when you have to source parts from far and wide. Try reducing your costs and keeping your project manageable with some help from the Cars Direct guide to restoration on a budget. For some help making sure you’re on the right track every step of the way, you might also want to take a look at the Restore an Old Car site, a minimalist website with some useful articles for anyone who is embarking on a restoration and in need of some practical advice and encouragement.
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