Making an EstimateSome people might think that an estimate happens before a car-restoration project truly gets underway. That’s really not the case, though. Indeed, serious restoration professionals prioritize a thorough inspection before making an estimate on how much a given restoration may cost. It’s important to note here that forming a credible estimate takes time. Typically, our inspections will last four-to-five days, and we don’t make estimates unless we’re confident in them. However, we always let our clients know that every restoration will present additional issues that can’t be identified until we go through a project. An example of one very common, yet unidentifiable issue, is rust deterioration under the paint that cannot be detected until the car has been completely disassembled and the paint completely stripped to bare metal. Unforeseen added expenses like that are just a fact of the classic car restoration process. Still, it’s important to find a shop you can trust to provide a detailed estimate and keep you posted on any developments.
Vehicle RestorationOnce a shop inspects a car and delivers an acceptable estimate, it’s time to get down to the nuts and bolts (literally) of the project. Of course no two restorations are exactly the same. Still, many classic cars require extensive work to reach their full potential. In the case of a complete overhaul, restoration professionals will address every aspect to a car’s appearance and performance, including:
- Mechanical performance
- Customization (optional)