If you are in love with a particular make or model of car and fancy buying an old model with a view to restoring it, you certainly wouldn’t be alone. Car restoration is a very rewarding hobby that many UK car lovers are into, and with that in mind, here are some tips for the beginner.
- Cost the Restoration – It is vital that you know the approximate amount of money that it will take to restore the vehicle. That would include the purchase price, plus all the parts that have to be acquired, while the labour itself is something you are happy to provide for free.
- Search for Secure Storage – If you don’t have the space to keep the car at home, there is qualified car storage in Basingstoke that is designed for the car restoration enthusiast. Aside from being totally secure, the environment is controlled to ensure that the cars are kept in the right conditions.
- Acquiring Parts – Fortunately, there are online car parts suppliers who specialise in classic cars, and you are advised to forge an alliance with a couple of local providers. As you can imagine, some old vehicle parts are extremely difficult to find, which is where the experts come in, as they have extensive connections with car restorers from many countries and can usually source what you are looking for.
Don’t set a time limit on the restoration project, as this will lead to stress, and patience is something you will need in abundance. It can take a while for a specific component to be located, and rather than rushing into a task, it is wise to search online for tutorials, which makes the job so much easier.