Contrary to popular belief, car people aren’t “born.” Rather, their love is acquired, brought on by experiences in cars that are positively reinforced by friends, events, and, yes, even advertising. All of a sudden one day—bam!—it hits you. It can happen to anyone from a newly minted teen driver to a freshly paroled retiree—you wake up in a cold sweat with an insatiable need to restore a classic American car.
You begin to obsess about how to spot and ID them. You binge-watch car programs on TV and start attending car shows, auctions, and racing events. The urge to buy one becomes overwhelming. But before you pull the trigger, there are a number of burning questions to answer. What American classic cars are the best to restore? Which cars are the easiest to restore? Which cars are available in the greatest numbers? Can I get enough parts to restore the classic car I want without mortgaging the house? Will other people dig what I have or even know what it is? Are there many events for that make or model of car? All of that matters when you’re weighing a significant long-term commitment to restore a classic car. We’ve been through it, and we’re here to help. All of our picks take into consideration the factors listed above, so fear not as we look at our favorites in nine– specific categories of the best classic American cars to restore. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.