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If you've seen the TV shows Counting Cars or Kings of Restoration, you'll know what I mean. Rusty gold is out there you have to find it. A little elbow grease and you can turn a junker into a classic that you can sell for some cool cash.
Restoration Takes TLC
Okay, it might not be as simple as giving the junker a new coat of paint before passing it off to a new owner.
The first step is finding the right restoration project. It has to be a classic car. It does no good to restore a 2015 Toyota since that thing is so new and common that there are probably still thousands of them running around.
Instead, seek out a true American classic like a 1967 Chevy Impala. Not only is it a very popular vehicle. But it is also durable and constructed at a time when American artistry was built to last. As a bonus, it was a mass production model so there will be plenty of spare parts in the junkyards.
Computer Aided Restoration?
There are computer apps that can help you create a model of the original Impala and compare it to the vehicle in your lot. The web is a great resource for finding out how the Impala’s components fit together and how to restore the beast.
Finally, the internet can also be a good place to shop for parts either from custom manufacturers or collectors.
Car Show Queen
Once you are done restoring the vehicle, you can put it on display at local car shows. People love classic cars, and it will garner attention. With any luck, that attention can translate to finding a buyer willing to give you value for your project.
You are driving a work of art. The last thing you would need is to find it damaged.
While you are waiting for your restored car to find a buyer, it may be a good idea to get additional insurance for it. After all, you aren't just driving a regular car. At Insurance Services of Washington Inc., we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (425) 868-1123. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.