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Automotive Careers: Classic Car Restorer

25 FEB 2014

Do you have a love for all of the classic cars of yore like the Pontiac Firebird and the Dodge Charger, and are intrigued by the idea of finding one stored away in some old barn and fixing it up? Well, if you do, you might be interested to know that it can be much more than just an expensive hobby – it can actually be a pretty rewarding and lucrative career. Our world is becoming increasingly focused on nostalgia, and yearning to relive the things we loved in the past and the automotive world is no different. There is a high demand for skilled mechanics and automotive technicians who are willing to tear open a shabby classic car and return it to its former, beautiful glory. For more information about how you can start your journey to becoming a classic car restorer, check out this great blog post by Automotive Training Centre – you’ll be glad you did.

“When it comes to restoring cars, there are two very different but specific camps of classic car restorers. There are the classic car purists, who will only restore cars in the ways they were originally built and maintained, and then there are the forward-thinking restorers, who will use the latest technologies and innovations to make a stronger, faster and more modern restoration of a classic car.

The upside to being a classic car purist is that you get to recreate the beauty of a classic automobile just as it was when it was built, as a testament to the staying power of iconic cars. The downside, however, is that finding original parts that are in good shape can sometimes be a huge challenge, and often there are complications.”