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What is the easiest old car to restore?

Oct 6

It's a great idea to start a hobby that will eventually become a passion. There is no greater passion than fixing up something. Because they are simpler than others, classic cars make a great starting point in novice restoration projects.


Also read about the Abandoned Vehicle Removal policy before starting restoration.


Easiest Old Car to Restore

1965 Ford Mustang: Classic car

The 1965 Ford Mustang is the most iconic symbol of the American motoring industry. It is stunning to see, terrifying to hear, and breathtaking to drive. The original Ponycar is a worldwide icon and is a symbol of its time.


Due to its popularity, it is easy to get any part you require. Specialists can even provide Mustang crate engines and new interiors. These are just a few of the many features you will need to complete your project. This stunning icon is a great place to begin as a beginner restorer.


1964 Pontiac GTO

The 1964 Pontiac GTO is considered the first muscle car. Although it didn't achieve the same fame as the Mustang Mustang, the GTO was a popular drag car in the USA where it reigned until 1970. Pontiac is long dead, but spare parts for GTO can be found at the best-stocked specialists.


GTO spare parts can be expensive because they are rare vehicles. You can't order parts directly from the manufacturer.


The 1974 Dodge Challenger/Plymouth Barracuda is a classic American car

These two cars are actually the same Chrysler E-Body. Manufacturers wanted bigger engines during the muscle car frenzy from the mid-'60s through the late 70s. This is why the E-Body was created.

Both cars are basically identical, apart from minor differences in bodywork and mechanics. Because they are so similar, parts can often be interchanged, making them one of the easiest cars to restore for beginners. If you manage to fix an original Barracuda you can expect it to be sold for more than $1 million.

Where can I find parts for classic American cars?


Finding the right parts is the most difficult part of the restoration. There is a great aftermarket culture for older American cars. You can search the internet for parts, or even check eBay. But you also have other options.


  • To meet people with similar interests, join car clubs
  • To find out if the manufacturer has the part you require, call them directly.
  • Take a look at junkyards or auto scrappers.
  • You can take your chance at the car auctions.
  • Participate in classic car festivals and conventions.

Finding parts for older cars is not easy. It's possible to find the parts you need if you make an effort. All over the globe, classic car culture is alive. Parts won't be given to you. You will need to search for them.