Before & After: 10 Restoration Transformations That Blew Us Away

We know we’re not the only ones who love a good before-and-after transformation. That’s why we’ve compiled some of our favorite before-and-after photos submitted by members of the Official Classic Car Restoration Club Community Facebook group to share some restoration inspiration with you. Check out these amazing transformations and let us know what you think in the comments!

1. This Ranchero that went from rusted to roaring.

Submitted by Facebook user Randy Luce.

2. This restoration that went from ho-hum to mean and green.

Submitted by Facebook user Warren Cameron.

3. This Celica that went to hell and back.

Submitted by Facebook user Mrdee Calunsag.

4. This road-ripping ‘72 Javelin resto-mod.

Submitted by Facebook user Eddie Freake.

5. This beautiful before-and-after bare metal restoration.

Submitted by Facebook user Callum Thomson.

6. This ’77 Celica that was given new life.

Submitted by Facebook user Joshua Wheeler.

7. This LeMans that went from hopeless to heavenly.

Submitted by Facebook user Joe Savona.

8. This funky ‘64 Impala wagon restoration.

Submitted by Facebook user Julio Vasquez.

9. This transformation from bare bones to bonified hot rod.

Submitted by Facebook user Paul Friedlund.

10. This truck that went from beater to beauty.

Submitted by Facebook user Mike Hayes.

These are just a few of the amazing transformations we’ve seen from our talented community members. Do you have a before-and-after transformation you’d like to share? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Be sure to head over to our Official Classic Car Restoration Club Community Facebook group to connect with fellow enthusiasts and share your photos. Your project car could even be featured in a future article like this one!

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28 Responses to “Before & After: 10 Restoration Transformations That Blew Us Away”

  1. Ted Ramsey

    An El Camino? Really? You guys just lost a lot of street credit. Any real car guy knows it’s a ‘70 Ranchero. I may have to unsubscribe if this keeps up.

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  2. Tom Blindauer

    Love the transformation photos of the “Ranchero”. I guess some folks have never seen one?

  3. Rick

    #1 you really don’t know the difference between a Ranchero and an El Camino???
    #2 and you don’t know a convertible from a 4 door sedan???

  4. Jose J Ortega

    Simply owesome, some guys have the talent, hope some day i can see my 1991 318i beamer looking the same, congrats to all of you.

  5. Taras Wyrsta

    If I’m not mistaken, isn’t the car featured in the beginning (1.) not an EL CAMINO, but a FORD RANCHERO ?

    • Dale Malin

      Exactly what I was thinking when I looked at the pics. And yes, we’re both NOT mistaken…..

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      You are correct! This article was created by one of our contributors and apparently was not double checked properly. We’ll try to do better in the future and thanks for calling it to our attention.
      Wrench safe, Mark

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    99% of the cars/trucks you showed here, in my opinion, looked a lot better in the before pictures! Most looked ruined after!

      • Terry Buckley

        I would like to see a 235 thriftmaster Blue Flame straight six get the maximum horsepower ideas