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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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A Shared Passion

About 15+ years ago, I bought a 1965 Chevrolet El Camino in pieces from a friend who needed funds for his medical issues. It is a numbers matching 327/350hp, 4-speed car from the Northern California factory by GM (now the Tesla factory). It was unrestored and in pieces. Over three-years, it was “body off” restored,…

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A Once Forgotten Old Friend

I finally came into the stage of my life where I could buy the car I actually wanted AND was able to afford. It was a new 1981 Honda Prelude. Drove the car for 10 years, then put it on blocks and it sat in my garage for another 10 years, not running. Moved and…

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Living The Classic Car Dream

I am Ron Ayers, General Manager of Classic Cars of SC, Inc., in Gray Court, SC. My family started collecting antique cars in 1958. My dad bought a 34 Ford pickup. I just barely do remember it. He sold it some time later and then in 1961, he bought a late 31 Model A Ford…

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Pontiac Pathfinder Resurrection

I picked up a 1957 Pontiac Pathfinder deluxe (Unique to Canada) a few weeks ago. The car had been sitting in tall grass since 1968. The body on the Pathfinder is in really good shape with no exterior rust. However the floor pans and trunk bottom didn’t fair as well. Lots of work will be…

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Sometimes Life Happens

My name’s Fernando, I am from the Central Valley in California and I’m restoring a 1963 Chevrolet C10 long-bed fleetside. I have owned three other C10’s that I would get started on but as fate has it, the kids needs or life situations caused me to have to sell them before I could complete the…

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It Started With a Coupe

My first car was a 1948 Chevrolet 2-door coupe. My mom and I made the headliner for it from a green wool military blanket. My 2nd car was a 1953 Ford Victoria. I bought it with my babysitting money. I took the flat head engine out and pulled it on a wooden crawler, 2 blocks…

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It Started With A Torino

It all started when my son Adam was about 15 years old. He spotted a 1974 Torino while riding his bike in town and took pictures of it to show me… he really liked the car. When I saw the pictures I laughed and told him I looked at the exact same car the fall…

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Windowed ’57 Sedan Delivery

I am in the process of restoring a 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, but not just any Sedan Delivery this is one of 17 ordered by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that had glass on both sides rather than steel. I am currently finishing up the front end and hope to have it back on the…

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Me and My “Woody”

From adolescence and Social Studies to Social Security and Social Media this 1937 Ford Model 78 Deluxe Station Wagon “Woody” has been part of my life! My family and I lived in a small NJ town in Bergen County called Ho-Ho-Kus. My Dad was into early model 85 HP Flathead* Ford V-8’s. His ’34 Woody…

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1935 Ford Survivor

I am looking to keep this 1935 Ford Tudor as a survivor, as it is all original and very solid. All mechanical work has been done and the car runs like a top. Now I would like to do some work on the interior but have no idea or tools to do any work. So…

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