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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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Martyn’s Mach One

When I moved to the states (again), I set my heart on owning a classic car. The only way I could afford one was to buy a fairly sorry story and do it up myself. I always like 1969/1970 mustangs and saw one for sale in Wisconsin for not a lot of money which was…

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GMC Pickup Loyalty

I’ve always owned GMC trucks from the first new vehicle I bought when I graduated college in 1981. About 19 years ago my son found me a 1961 GMC 1000 in St. Louis MO. I was born in 1961 and I’ve always liked the forward learning A pillars and the stance of the short bed…

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52-year Beetle Fan

I have owned this 1968 VW Beetle since 1968 (52 years) it wears the original zenith blue paint it wore when it escaped the Wolfsburg Plant in Germany on March 22nd, 1968. The car also still has the original 1500cc 53 hp air-cooled rear-mounted engine with only 42,705 miles since birth. My Beetle even has…

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Clifford’s Lemans Nearly Done

I have a 1971 Pontiac Lemans with a built 400c.i. engine and turbo 400 transmission. I bought the car this year and it was not running. I spent some time and got it running great, so now I have to do some interior work with the headliner being the biggest job to put in. I…

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Big Block Camaro Reborn

I bought a 1968 RS/SS big block Camaro in Aug.1975, and paid $990 for it from the teenage owner. I drove the Camaro a few years until my son came along and my priorities changed. So I bought a house, then my son’s little sister came along a year later. With family, house, bills, and…

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Twenty Years of Persistence

I bought my 1931 Chevrolet 4-door sedan in 2000. To say it was a basket case would be an understatement, but it appeared to be mostly there even though it was all in pieces. Jump forward twenty years and today it is finally going into paint this week! My goal when I started building this…

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Lifelong Chevelle SS Renewed

During 1973 I purchased a 1966 Chevelle SS, many years later in 2016, I decided it was time to freshen the car up and to have a frame-off restoration of the Chevelle and rebuild the 396 engine. Some 60k later it was completed basically everything was replaced on frame and body although the car is…

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Lemans Retirement Project

I’ll be 69 this & I got started working on cars in 1970. I’ve had a 1963 Corvette, two 1955 Chevy’s, a 1935 Ford 5-window coupe, which I built with a 350Lt1 engine with 13:1 compression, a Liberty 4-speed & 12-bolt with 4.56:1 gears. I have always been a car guy, but it wasn’t until…

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Craigslist Riviera Treasure

I discovered my 1964 Buick Riviera in a Craigslist ad in 2011. The seller was 60 miles away from me in N.E. Texas. I showed the picture to my wife who said her Dad had one and she really liked it. I called the gentleman and made an appointment to come see the car. It…

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Father/Son 1968 Camaro

My 15-year-old son and I have been bust restoring a 1968 Camaro. I bought the car in 1985 when I was 15 and restored it then, but even though I had hung onto it all of these years it is in need of a lot of love. Sharing my passion for this old Chevy with…

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