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Restoring a car is great fun and it is a way to end up with your dream car or make money from something that interests you and that you enjoy. However, it can also be the opposite from fun. You can end up losing a lot of money. It is all too easy to buy a money pit and end up with a half-restored vehicle or badly out of pocket.
The first step
The first step to restoring a car is always research. It is the only way to find the right car for you. Get that right and the rest should fall easily into place and you should be able to avoid a restoration disaster. Here are some tips to help you to narrow down your options and take you closer to buying a great car that you will enjoy restoring.
Almost 50 years have passed since the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line. Since then, automotive technology has soared in its usage and sophistication, affecting not only production automobiles but the aftermarket that serves the sporting enthusiast. Perhaps no American automobile has benefited more from the aftermarket customizing industry, including both appearance and performance segments, than Corvette. Today there are an untold number incorporating every kind of enhancement from custom floor mats to full-blown performance mods aimed at creating the ultimate thrill ride aiming at the Texas Mile.
There’s two ways of interpreting the term ‘going green’, and we much prefer this route. No quiet battery cell operated engines here, just pure raw American muscle. With another angry cat on our backs, we gave it the Liberty Walk treatment. Widening the body, we then installed a set of forged three piece PUR LG05’s with a matte black diamond face and polished step lip. The car was literally brought down to the ground with the help of a Airrex air suspension system. With a compressor in the trunk, the lines ran through to all four corners to increase and decrease pressure.
- Built by noted customizer Jeff Osburn at Tolle Road Customs in Mt. Vernon, IL
- 4 year build completed in 2002 at the cost of over $130,000
- Less than 3,500 miles since completion
- 502/450 HP Chevrolet crate engine
- Automatic transmission
- Custom air induction system
- Custom engine bay enclosures
- 4-wheel disc brakes
Top-rated classic Chevrolet parts retailer H&H Classic Parts has launched a new line of classic Camaro parts, with an emphasis on providing maximum value without sacrificing part quality. With 95% of H&H customers willing to recommend the retailer to a friend – and an average customer satisfaction rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars – classic Camaro parts from H&H are expected to be popular.
“There are a lot of companies offering restoration parts for the Camaro,” explains Tray Smith, Vice President of H&H Classic Parts, “but we’re the only one with great pricing and an exceptional customer satisfaction rating.”
H&H Classic Parts has been reviewed by hundreds of customers using the Shopper Approved rating system, which collects feedback from customers on order quality, accuracy, wait time, and value. According to the Shopper Approved rating system, 95% of H&H Classic Parts customers would recommend the company to a friend.
The popular GMC Sierra Elevation Edition returns for 2016 with the styling enhancements and other features new to the entire Sierra 1500 lineup – including revised front-end styling with new, high-intensity discharge projector-beam headlamps and GMC Signature LED lighting.
The Elevation Edition – available on Sierra double cab – has a street-smart stance, thanks to body-color moldings, door handles, mirror caps and a body-color grille surround, as well as body-color bumpers. It also rolls on 20-inch black-painted aluminum wheels and is further enhanced with new Elevation Edition badging.
A prototype car is not intended for actual use or resale. Its purpose is almost exclusively tailored to marketing. It is used to gauge public enthusiasm for a particular design, or to stoke the flames of excitement that are already building for a popular model that will be introduced for sale in coming years.
This is why most prototypes never survive. Since they often aren’t even equipped for actual street use—sometimes presented without any engine at all—most prototypes are simply destroyed when they are no longer useful. All these factors make the prototype vehicle truly one-of-a-kind, and therefore extremely collectible.
The love for the bright lights of Las Vegas has hardly waned over the years. Last year Sin City welcomed 39.67 million tourists to the region and it remains the gaming and entertainment capital of the world regardless of competition from the likes of Macau.
As you walk down the Vegas strip the array of hotel, casinos and bars is unrivaled anywhere in the world. Hence, why so many decide to return to the city year-on-year for a weekend of high stakes gambling, conventions, music shows and car shows among other things.
International auctioneers Coys line up 70 classic and sports cars for their ground-breaking inaugural auction at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on Saturday 26th September.
The auction house is the exclusive auction partner of the show, one of Europe’s largest motoring events with over a million visitors.
Vehicles going under the hammer include a 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II (estimated at €350,000 to €380,000), a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320n Cabriolet A (refer department for estimate), a 1959 Facel Vega HK 500 (€100,000 to €120,000) and a 1970 ISO Grifo Seven Litre (€270,000 to €300,000).