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Hello,

I am fourteen years old and am considering restoring a car, I live in Canada and have about $12,000.00 canadian to work with. I would like to know what you all think about what type of car I would be best off restoring. It is for my joy and satisfaction but I want to be able to sell it for more than I have put into it at the end of it. Also do you have any advice on what to look for, where to look for it. Another question I have is how long it would take me to restore it and how much it would cost. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

posted by  14yearclassic

Well it would probably be helpful to know what type of cars you are interested in

posted by  Coffin Type R

Uhmmm the cars I'm into are cars like the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1970-1971 Plymouth Barracuda, 1969-1970 Mustangs coupes (love the Boss model), 1968-1972 Oldsmobile 442, 1969-1970 Pontiac GTO, 1971 Dodge Challenger, I also am in love with the 1967-1968 Shelby GT-350's and GT-500 but I know that the Shelby's are probably out of my range. Anyways I hope I gave you an idea of what I'm into, I also have a part time job, not much money but still a little. Also how much time do you think I would have to devote to the car, I was thinking an hour to two hours everyday. Anyways any input is appreciated again. Maybe you guys will have some ideas of similar cars that I might like as well?

Thanks!

posted by  14yearclassic

The 1971 Challenger is a GREAT choice. Who would want anything else?

posted by  DodgeRida67

I don't know... I think the 1970 Chevelle is a better choice.

posted by  Coffin Type R

Hello,

Thanks for the input so far, I found this ad for a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle, it looks pretty beat up... here's the description;
Taken apart most pieces there, reasonable solid project car, front fenders, rad support and grill missing, no original engine and tranny to go with car.

what do you all think!?

posted by  14yearclassic

If you can match the numbers, and do a solid restoration on it, and if you want to sell it you can make pretty penny. But that is a good start.

posted by  Coffin Type R

How much time do you think it would take to restore that specific one and also how much money would it cost and where would I have to spend the money.

Thanks!

posted by  14yearclassic

If the car is nearby, take a look at the car and determine what would need to be restored. From there you can guesstimate the cost, always aim high. And for the time answer the best person to ask the DodgeRida67.

posted by  Coffin Type R

This is my first restoration so do you have any idea of how much it should cost and if I have enough?

posted by  14yearclassic

Problem again is that only you can decide that, depends upon how far you want to take the restoration, this is normally limited by the budget, TBH restorations are mesured in 1000's of hours and you'll always find more to do to it. Also note that the more you do yourself the more money you'll save to spend on more complete restoration. More often that not due to the level of labour involved in a restoration you will make money, but that aside it is a great learing oppertunity.. As for the car, well i ahve a soft sopt for the GT500 (as do most people) however a mustang fastback could be a good choice IMHO.. Keep us updated.. :wink2:

posted by  2002_EVO_VII

The questions you are asking can only be answered by which car you decide you want. As far as money goes and time spent restoring all depends on the shape of the car you buy. Take your time when looking though. There are lots of choices out there. But don't just get one to resell. The money you may get back but the time and energy put into it you will most likely not get back. Plus don't be so sure you'll want to sell it. After you spend that much time on a car that you get in the first place because you like it, you will more than likely want to keep it for a long time. You are only young though, take your time and find the write car for you. Hopefully it'll be a Chev. But for sake of ease go for a full frame car like chevelle's, monte's etc. The Camaro's and Firebirds and even the Mustangs are nice, but unibidies are a little trickier to work on and can hide rust a little easier. Later.

posted by  snapper69

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