Car Restoration: Do Your Homework

When admirers ask who restored your classic auto, imagine answering, "I did it myself." Here's what to consider before taking the plunge

There's no doubt that owning and driving a beautifully-restored classic car is a very pleasant thing to do. Everyone notices you go by and whenever your "treasure" is parked it becomes the object of endless conversation.

As an old restorer once said, "If you didn't build it with your own hands, is isn't really yours."

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