That’s pretty cool. I think that working on “old cars“ looks a little different than when I was doing it 30 years ago. Bringing something back from the 50’s or 70’s in today’s world will take a huge investment (for your nephew) just for a rolling chassis. My son is following similarly, but different. He’s a Mustang fan, so we were looking for some thing that was 15 to 20 years old… About the same as I was doing in the late 80s when I found my 70 Challenger RT for $2000 (before prices got ridiculous). He’s been working part time for a couple years now and just bought himself a 2000 Mustang GT convertible for about $4k. He put a new top and wheels on it, then spent about 8 hours learning how to buff the paint and restore the interior. It runs decently, so he can drive it right away and upgrade stuff as he goes. I think it would be hard to keep a teen motivated if he had to work on it for 1-2 years before enjoying it a little. I’m so looking forward to us driving to cruise-ins together this summer before he goes off to college!
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