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Classic Car Restoration Club wants you to share your story with us. If you have a classic car, what has your experience been restoring the car? How did you find your first classic? We would like to share your story with the rest of the Classic Car Restoration Club community. Submit your story here and make sure to include some photos.

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Moparian Power Couple

In 1996, I was dating a guy who had a ‘73 Charger SE sitting dormant in his driveway. When I went to his house for the first time, it was love at first sight for me. Not with him, with the car. The Charger was purchased by him in 1995 from Chrysler’s at Carlisle for…

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Treasure Hidden Under a Tarp

In 1982, I went to Pittsburgh, from Eastern Long Island, to look at a 1949 Mercury and it was not a successful adventure. The car was misrepresented. My friend and I stayed over and while having breakfast, my friend read a car newspaper and found an ad for a Mercury. Circleville Ohio was just another…

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Saved by a Creeper

I was pinned under the front of my 1969 Ford Galaxie, when I accidently knocked her out of gear, while underneath changing oil….. the back-end of the car went over the first level of our terraced back yard, and I was drug along underneath the car directly behind the front wheel….the only thing that saved…

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From Flatheads to Mustangs to MGB’s

I rebuilt my first engine – a flathead V-8 on a 1949 Ford in 1959 when I was 15 years old. I drove that car for five years, then selling it as a young adult. Cars were always a big interest of mine and I usually did my own routine maintenance and minor repairs. Some…

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Scratch-Built 1933 Hot Rod

In 2016, I had just finished a shop upgrade. My previous shop was just big enough to irritate me during use, and well, do you really need another reason for a bigger shop? My wife and I had discussed several times me having a hobby, you know something to keep me busy (the good busy)…

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A passion for Buick Riviera’s

I began driving the Buick Riviera in 1995 when the first Riviera #8 generation last year of the Buick luxury sport coupe Riviera. Here are just a couple of the Riviera’s in my collection. My Dark red last owned 1999 now with 240,000 miles and running better than new with intercooler added. The White Riviera…

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A Father’s C10 Tribute

I bought a 1981 Chevrolet C10 short box pickup, after my son died. He had one like it, and I wanted to build a tribute truck to memorial his life. Things got out of hand with everything and I have never finished it. Jeffrey has been gone since September 2007. I bought a Shafiroff 540,…

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Junk It or Restore It?

I am the proud owner of a 1959 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sport Sedan. This car is 100% 1959 and has not been modified in any way. Any aftermarket parts are made to original manufacturers specifications. For example the interior is not the original interior however it is an exact match to the original interior as…

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My 5,025 pound Family Heirloom

This past May marks the “Golden Anniversary” plus eight (8) years of my association with this vehicle; my late father (Ernst Bernard Wolken) acquired it from my great uncle’s estate on May 1, 1962 for the sum of $1,600. As the Secretary-Treasurer of the Bluff City Brewery, Inc. of Alton Illinois (1882 to 1952), my…

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1969 Road Runner Reunion

I had a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, and one of my objectives in classic car ownership is to find the ownership history trail of the cars I own. This Road Runner was no different. On my own I figured out the past few owners but nothing beyond that to get back to the original owner…

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