Restoring an old car can be a dream come true for car enthusiasts. There is something magical in being able to drive something that you had a part in building! Here are our top choices for cars worth the time and effort of restoration:
1. 1965-1970 Ford Mustang
This classic pony car is a popular choice for restoration. Because of its popularity, the car itself is easy and affordable to get, plus, its parts are readily available and relatively inexpensive. It’s a great starting point for anyone getting into car restoration.
2. 1964-1970 Pontiac GTO
This one is also a popular choice for restoration, but it is slightly harder and more expensive to get your hands on than the Mustang. This muscle car is known as the pioneer of its category and would make a great addition to any garage.
3. 1965-1970 Chevrolet Impala SS
This muscle car was a best-seller in its era. The parts available for this car are plentiful, giving you all the options you need to customize it to your specifications. This car is comfortable and spacious on the inside with a classic and strong vintage exterior.
4. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé ‘Gullwing’
These cars aren’t easy to restore because of their age and rarity, but they are definitely worth it. If you can get your hands on the parts, restoring this Benz means you will be driving one of only 29 ever made – and probably be the only one with it on the road!
5. 1978-1982 Chevrolet Corvette
These cars were built in mass so they aren’t difficult to get today, but their availability doesn’t take away from their charm. The parts are available in brand new versions as well because of the love this vehicle has gained with car enthusiasts.
6. 1978 Trans Am
This car costs a lot less than what you will spend to restore it, so why not just buy a functioning model? The Trans Am is one for restoration junkies – the gratification of restoring one of these on your own is unmatched.
7. 1970-1974 Plymouth Barracuda
The ’70 and ‘71 models of this sought-after automobile are a lot more expensive than the ’72 onward models. But, whichever one you can afford to get your hands on, it is worth the restoration. This car has a large engine with loads of power – it is definitely worth restoring just for the drive!
8. 1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro
All you need to restore this classic beauty is available brand new. No matter how old and rusty the condition you get the body of this car in, the popularity of this car’s restoration has made its parts availability very abundant.
You will feel accomplished and gratified driving down the street in one of these self-restored charming old-school vehicles. If you can get your hands on one of these beauties, get started on looking for parts to bring it back to life! What are your favorite old-school cars that you think are worth restoring?