Category: Tips & Advice

Classic Car Insurance: Things to Know

Classic cars require a very different auto insurance. Most policies require that your classic car be used on a very limited basis, such as for exhibitions, car shows, or car club activities, as opposed to...

Official Vehicle Definitions – Post-Classic Cars

Post-Classic Cars Innovative car production certainly didn’t stop when the classic era did. There’s a bevy of other vehicles that can enjoy collector car status, including:   Modified Cars Vehicles whose appearance you drastically...

Official Vehicle Definitions

Vintage Cars Broadly speaking, vintage cars are from 1919 to 1925. This is the period just after WWI, when the U.S. produced more automobiles than it would again for roughly 30 years. Naturally, part...

Types of Classic Cars

Saying you have a classic or collector car is just a fancy way of saying it’s really old, right? Not even close! Like fine wines, classic cars have much more to them than age...

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...

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...

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...

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...