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Old 08/09/2008, 02:55 PM   #2
murf104
 

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I too purchased a car that was somewhat of a project, although it drove over 800 miles home. The money was not the primary reason, although it certainly played a part in the decision to purchase. Most of us like to tinker with stuff on our cars, some of us like to do major work, and a few like to completly rebuild a vehicle. To me the fun of a collector car is to try and duplicate the car as it would have been available for sale when it was new. When you do a project car YOU are the one who controls the quality of the parts and the workmanship, you control the speed of the restoration, and with luck YOU enjoy the trip from a sows ear to a silk purse. The satisfaction of repairing, refurbishing and renewing an old car is difficult to describe, but once you have been there, you want to go back. Doing it yourself is not for everyone, certainly some should never do anything more difficult than filling the tank with gas, but for those that have a desire to "fix" stuff a project car is the best investment you can make.

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