Are you a muscle car aficionado who wants to know which cars are easiest to restore? At JD’s Auto Repair of Huntingdon Valley, we help all of our customers find great ways to restore their vehicles. The time, money and effort required to restore a car can be what make s or breaks a good project. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten cars that make restorations easy.
1. 1965-1970 Ford Mustang
Many automotive shops will sell you brand new factory-spec interiors, complete with hardware for a Mustang. Believe it or not, virtually every part of these half-century old cars is still being manufactured. Reasonable prices are offered for them, too. What’s more, you can find many books that detail how to restore a Mustang.
2. 1967-1969 Chevy Camaro
The Chevy Camaro is another great restoration vehicle. Companies sell full interiors complete in ’60s colors such as turquoise, orange, and gold. There are also many small-block Chevy V8’s available on Craigslist if you take the time to search.
3. 1957 Fuel Injected Chevy
This Chevy was a big performance car in the 1950’s. It’s believed that several companies started selling new fuel-injected Chevy’s around ten years ago. They had exact replica parts which made this a great deal for those who wanted to complete a restoration project.
4. 1964-1970 Pontiac GTO
There are many muscle car lovers who claim that the Pontiac GTO was the first real muscle car. This one is great if you have the time and the willingness to enjoy a fun restoration project.
5. 1970-1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
This car is another one that many car lovers enjoy restoring. Many car specialists claim that this car is requested more than any others when it comes to refurbishing projects. Finding replica parts is rather simple which appeals to many car owners.
6. 1968-1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
The Oldsmobile is no longer around, but back in the 60’s and the 70’s, the Oldsmobile Cutlass was one of the highest selling automobiles on the market. There are still plenty available, which is good news to many car lovers.
7. 1967-1976 Dodge Dart
The Dodge Dart Swinger arrived in 1967. It is a favorite among car lovers who want a simple restoration project. Owning a Dodge is many car lover’s dream come true.
8. 1968-1970 AMC
The AMC has a steel body, short wheelbase and classic proportions. Fewer than 20,00 were built but many survived. Today, an active enthusiast community helps keep the love of AMC alive.
9. 1982-1987 Buick Grand National
Yet another muscle car that has gained a lot of popularity among car restoration buffs is the Buick Grand National. Many people who want an enjoyable restoration project will find exactly what they are looking for in the Buick Grand National.
10. 1968 – 1970 Chevy Nova
The Chevy Nova can quite possibly be one of the easiest cars to restore. It’s a great choice for those who need a first-time project.