Owning a classic car is something to be proud of. But, if you bought a pretty beaten one and restored it almost to its original state that is an achievement. This is the reason why classic car enthusiasts go the restoration route instead of buying one from a dealer. Because nothing beats the satisfaction you get if you turn a piece of junk back into its original beautiful state.
One thing that you should know before you start your classic car project is that it is not easy or cheap. You will definitely save some money compared to purchasing one from a dealer, but you should be willing to get your hands dirty. So our advice is to choose a classic car that is relatively easy to restore. But don’t think that if you choose these models that you won’t have to labor that hard to get it finished. You still will. But, you won’t need to waste too much effort in finding parts and other services if you choose these cars.
1968-1970 Chevy Nova
This classic car is probably one of the easiest cars to restore because of the fact that Chevrolet produced over a million of it. This means that parts are readily available and at affordable prices. The Nova is also a very simple car, which means there is no need for any complicated to get it back in shape.
1968-1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
The Cutlass is one of the more mainstream cars produced by Oldsmobile. The only issue about restoring this car is its exterior parts can be quite hard to find. However, with the advent of the internet, finding them is very possible. On the bright side though, almost every part of this car is readily available. Inexpensive replacements for its suspension and brake parts are readily available in classic cars parts suppliers.
1964-1965 Ford Falcon
If you already have the suspicion that almost every Ford classic car is easy to restore, then you might be right. Take the Falcon for example. All its inner workings are identical with the Mustang which is probably one of the most restored cars in the country. For this reason, you will never have any problem finding the parts that you need to get your Falcon back to its original glory.
1955-1957 Chevy Bel Air
Finding parts for a Bel Air for your classic car project is easy thanks to the fact that Chevy made quite a lot of them in the past. And because of that, this car is also among the most affordable to restore. If you are a first timer in car restoration that has a limited budget then this car is the way to go.
1968-1970 Dodge Charger
Lastly, the Dodge Charger is a great choice for those interested in restoring a muscle car. Parts replacements for this car are easy to find owing to the fact that it is pretty popular. Even more, choosing this car for your classic car project does not just mean minimal work. You will also potentially own a total head-turner in the road.
Of course, you can also get a Mustang or a Corvette. That is completely up to you. But if you want to minimize cost and work, then it would be best for you to choose among the five cars previously mentioned.