Monthly Archive: October 2016

Deciding Where to Have a Car Restored

The process of selecting a restoration shop will depend on your instincts. I recommended a personal visit and tour first. You’ll want to look for such warning signs as too many dusty cars just...

Everything is Bigger in Texas

Mecum Auctions will offer more than 130 cars from the Ron MacWhorter Collection at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on Wednesday, Nov. 2. All but 10 cars from the collection will be offered at...

1930 American Austin Roadster

Auctions America – Hilton Head Island, NC November 5, 2016   This 1930 American Austin Roadster looks like it is from France or some other foreign country. However, USA founded as the American Austin...

The Circle of Life

Very few cars are going to make you money once you restore them. Usually it’s only the rare and unusual types of cars – you know the ones I’m talking about, they’re the pile...

Polishin’ at the Palace

GAA Classic Cars is preparing for their final auction of 2016. They hold 3 auctions per year, one in the spring, one during the summer, and a finally in fall. They’re expecting over 550...

1958 Jensen 541 Deluxe

Coys Auction – London, England October 29, 2016   This Jensen 541 Deluxe was manufactured in 1958 to the new Deluxe specification which included all the optional extras as standard. This featured the latest...

Painting a Classic

Did you know that today it can easily cost $15,000 to paint a car the size of a GTO convertible? And that doesn’t include any accident damage or rust repair. A good restoration shop...

Australia – Yes They Have Auctions

Theodore Bruce auctions is teaming up with Motorclassica in Melbourne, Australia and is set to celebrate their 4th annual event. As the official auction house of Motorclassica, they offer something for everyone, from the...

1949 Studebaker Pickup

VanDerBrink Auction – Washington, GA October 22, 2016   It is not very often that we see one of these up at auction. The 1949 Studebaker Pickup truck is restored and is a beautiful...

Avoiding the Restoration Trap

I would like to share a recent story with you about a shop and a client who really got burned. Hopefully this will help  I hope to save some of you by sharing his...