There’s nothing like the feeling of satisfaction after you’ve polished out your newly restored classic muscle car for the first time. Anyone who has been involved in a restoration knows that the projects are often long, arduous, and costly, but the whistles of appreciation when they are complete make them all worthwhile.
So how does one go about finding a classic muscle car to restore?
Check your neighborhood. Do you live in a rural area? Are there old cars left in fields or dilapidated barns? Is there a car up on blocks that hasn’t been touched in years? Talk to the locals for tips on who’s selling their old cars, and don’t forget to take a trip to your area junk and scrap yards!
Take a drive. Some people love to take a long drive to scan the countryside and look for hidden treasures. Be aware that it may take a while before you find what you are looking for, and you also need to consider how you will get your new (old) car home.
Check the classifieds. Make sure to scan the “free” ads as well. Sometimes people just want a “junker” taken off their property. Car circulars such as ‘Wheels and Deals’ and classic car trader magazines can also feature older cars that need work.
Surf the Internet. There are many websites dedicated to old cars in need of restoration. There may even be such cars listed on sites like Facebook or Craig’s List. Use caution with online transactions and try to see the car in person before you buy so you know what you are getting. Remember to factor in the costs of transporting the car. You maly also want to look online in classic or muscle car forums.
Once you have your classic muscle car restored to its former glory, you need to make sure that all of your hard work is protected. Classic Auto Insurance offers muscle car insurance to secure your investment at competitive rates. We know you take pride in your muscle car and want you to be able to show it off! Get your free muscle car insurance quote today!
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About the Author
Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.