Restoring classic cars is a popular hobby among car enthusiasts. Many people restore cars to recreate a classic memory of the first car they owned while others seek to make an investment opportunity out of giving new life to a historic automobile. Some do both. Some cars are more popular or sought after than others to restore either for availability of parts or value in the make and model from a particular year. Here are the top 5 best cars to restore.
5. 1967-69 Chevy Camaro
This is one of the classic muscle cars from the golden muscle car era. The Camaro from the years of 1967 to 1969 is a highly sought after model due to its rugged body style and good availability of parts. There are a lot of these Camaros in good shape floating around and performance Camaro parts are easy to find. The best part is that you won’t have a hard time selling one of these restored classics.
4. 1968-69 Chevy Nova
Another Chevy classic, the Chevy Nova from the same classic era as the Camaro is a hot restoration item. With a block v-8 engine, this car was a serious muscle car that had just enough suave exterior style to avoid the heavy duty muscle car image. With plentiful parts and a good quantity of these in junkyards, the Chevy Nova is a top restoration item. These make great cars for novice restorers as well.
3. 1964-68 Ford Mustang
For car enthusiasts, there is something captivating about the classic Ford Mustangs. When it was introduced, the Mustang embodied style and performance at a price that the average car buyer could feel good about. Among restored cars, the Mustang has a huge following due in part to the easy availability of parts and ease with which they can be sold for top dollar.
2. 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
This was the first year for the model Grand Prix and had consistently good performance with a relaxed price tag. A little less aggressive than it’s heavier muscle car counterpart, the GTO, the Grand Prix was a widely successful car in it’s day. Today, these are abundant and there is a good quantity of parts on the market for restorers.
1. 1955-57 Chevy Bel Air
Widely considered one of the best cars to restore, the classic Chevy Bel Air is truly classic. The car was one of the style to predate the muscle car movement of the early sixties, but had all of the features of a powerful, stylish car. These are hugely popular among restorers and can fetch a high resale price. Parts are available, junkyards still keep them, and they’re always a good investment. If you really want a classic, this is it!