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Local Teenager Gets Surprised with Car Restoration

1974 Pontiac Grandville Restored For Cancer Patient By Make-A-Wish

A local teenager, JD Casper, thought he was being treated to a day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when the Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted him. Casper had wished to meet driver JR Hildebrand, but the Make-A-Wish Foundation ended up treating Casper to so much more than just a few laps on the track with his favorite driver.


When JD Casper, a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient, opened his garage, he found his 1974 Pontiac Grandville convertible had been fully restored to its original condition. Casper had received the car as a gift after his first car was wrecked in an accident with a drunk driver, but the Grandville was an old, beat up model that was in desperate need of a major restoration before it was fit to drive.


Once the shock of the big reveal wore off a bit, JD was taken to the Speedway where he rolled the top back on his like-new car and took it for a spin around the track a few times. Watch the video below!


A big shout out to Reynolds Body Shop for the majority of the restoration work, and great thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for all the work they do in making dreams come true for children and teenagers just like JD Casper.


Are you in the middle of your own restoration project? If so, Classic Auto Insurance provides extremely affordable prices on stated value policies that will protect you against any potential losses you may face in the process. Give us a call at 888-901-1338 for more information on classic car insurance.

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