Types of Classic Car Restorations
Tyipical customers looking for a classic car restoration will rebuild the original engine (and Eastern Rod and Customs has rebuilt some very unique engine and transmissions) where parts are hard to find. Drop it in the restored frame with new suspension, brakes, wheels and tires and the car is ready for paint. When you add the wiring and interior, we have just completed the restoration.
Classic Car Restoration Project:
Classic Car Before
Classic Car After
Now usually one of the first questions from a customer is how much does restoring a classic car cost? Before answering, ERC likes to make sure the customer and the company are on the same page as to what the customer means by restoration…a question usually interpreted with broad results. So for these purposes, we will define classic car restoration as a full pull requiring a complete rebuild of every aspect of the car, from the body panels, to the mechanicals, drive train, electrical system, and interior of the car.
If you google it you will find the average classic car restoration is 1000 hours. Taking an average of our labor rates (we use one for metal fabrication and one for the rest of the work) of $74, that would mean $74,000 in labor cost. With the average cost for parts for high quality restoration on a classic car being $12,000, total average cost is $86,000. But this of course varies based on the budget, cost and availability of parts, the extent of the restoration, and time put into the body prep and paint.
Have questions about a Antique or Classic Car Restoration? Give us a call or stop by our store located at 1505 Capital Blvd #20a Raleigh, NC 27603:
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