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Career Spotlight: Classic Car Restorer

31 MAR 2014

The restored classic car market can be difficult to navigate for customers. Sadly, a lot of collector cars available for purchase were given a shiny new coat of paint specifically to be sold for a profit. Rarely were these cars restored with the care, quality, or to the depth that they deserved. Cutting corners to increase profit explains why some of these cars can encounter mechanical problems fairly easily. As a classic car restorer, this also means that you’ll be tasked with some very interesting challenges in order to return these cars to their former glories. Customers may want you to upgrade components, refinish the interior or exterior, restore the trim, or have some other work that need to be done. If you’re interested in learning a lot more about a career as a classic car restorer, you should check out this great blog by the Auto Training Centre.

“Many companies offer parts online for older and obsolete vehicles. A full factory restoration involves replacing nearly every part on the car with a newer, better working one, from the gauges in the dashboard to the lining of the trunk walls. In some cases, restorers aim to be as historically accurate as they can, making the car look exactly like it did the day it rolled off the assembly line. In others, the customer will prefer that the latest technologies, parts and innovations be used to make a stronger, faster and more modern restoration of a classic car.”