How Much Does It Cost to Restore a Classic Car?

March 28th, 2020
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Car restoration charges depend on the type of restoration, the labor you use, and the mechanic who does the job. This means that you must plan your budget in advance.

If your vehicle needs an eye-catching paint job and a few upgrades, this will cost you less compared to if your car was involved in a grisly accident and needs perfect restoration of the body and the mechanical side.

Some of the cost factors that you should consider before your car goes in for repair include the following:

* The whole condition of the frame and body.

* How rare is your car, and can the parts be found easily and locally?

* How many parts does your car need?

* The quality of the repair.

* The types of materials needed.

* Are chassis upgrades and a sophisticated powertrain needed?

Plan your Restoration like a Pro

You should consider a couple of evaluations and  before starting the work of restoration.

Assess your car

You need to assess your car closely so that you can come up with an accurate estimate of the charges required.

Decide on authenticity

Create a list of parts needed for restoration. Decide on which parts you need that are either original or brand name.

If you're trying to recreate a vehicle exactly how it was 20 or 40 or 70 years ago, that's likely going to be more expensive and time consuming that using parts that are manufactured today, found locally, and resemble what you want to achieve.

Do it yourself

If you are not a trained mechanic this can be challenging. If you are a professional mechanic you are in a stronger position to evaluate the restoration cost for your vehicle.

Determine Your Budget

We advise you to make a list of everything that you need. This includes consultation costs if needed, auto parts, doors, panels, and wheels.

List everything you can think of, and it will cost more than that.

We restore classic cars, and we would be happy to discuss your project with you.

Gary's Automotive has been providing honest and reliable automotive services in the Greater Vancouver area for over 30 years. If you have any questions about this article or would like to schedule some service for your vehicle, please call (604) 541-1818. 

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