Project Car Buying Tips:
First, decide if your project car will be driven by you or if you plan to resell it after you're done restoring it.
If you're going to buy a fixer car to resell then you need to do your research to decide what types of cars you can make money from. After all, that's the idea, right?
Assuming you're already a car enthuesist, you probably frequent car shows and cars for sale in your area or online. Doing this type of research will give you an idea of what others are looking for in a restored project car. You need to know before you buy if you will be able to sell it in the end.
If you're buying it to drive yourself then you're going to have a lot of fun restoring a project car!
You'll want to find out exactly what parts you'll need to replace and know the cost of parts for your project. This is important because car part prices can vary widely depending on the make, year and model of the vehicle. Just because a car looks pretty or fun doesn't mean it's going to be a cheap fixer!
Make sure you have a place to restore your project car. Do you have the adqueate tools and a decent garage or area to do your restore? Some cars require specialty tools that can be expensive so find out ahead of time what you'll need.
Consider the time it will take to work on your project car and be realistic. Can you finish it in a timely manner?
Pick a car you will be confident to rebuild yourself. If this is your first car pick something fairly easy so you're not spending all your time frustrated or stuck.
The best places to find a project car are right here on this website. Also, check your local classifieds, craigslist or drive around your neighborhood - you never know what you'll find out there!
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