Best Classics to Start Restoring With Your Dad This Father’s Day
June 16, 2020
Looking for something fun to do with your dad this Father’s day? Classic car restoration projects can be a challenging process, but also extremely rewarding once you walk away with a beautiful finished product. If you and your father share a love for classics, we have ranked our top five best Classic Cars to restore together this upcoming Father’s Day. This list is comprised of some of the most affordable and manageable restorations to tackle. These projects require thorough planning, a realistic budget, work space, tools and commitment. Hopefully this inspires you and your Father to get back in the garage together!
1) 1965 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular classics on our list. The Mustang is a perfect car to restore, with over 2.5 million being sold there is no shortage of cars or parts to be found. The Mustangs have huge club support and numerous experts making it a wonderful car for first-time projects. Today the ’65 Mustang is an iconic ’60s classic that appeals to multiple generations of car lovers. As for price, these Mustangs have maintained a steady value trending upwards in the past decade. This ultra popular and affordable classic is a wonderful choice for a restoration project with your father.
2) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro was GM’s response to Ford’s iconic Mustang. The stylish muscle car quickly grew popularity. For all the diehard Chevy lovers out there, the 1969 Camaro is a great choice for a restoration project. Full bodies and full interiors of this beauty are still being sold brand new and the small-block Chevy V8s are easily found on sites like Craigslist. The availability of this car and its parts make it one one of the easiest cars to restore. The Camaro is known for being a reliable and fun classic to drive, you can’t go wrong fixing one of these up with dad.
3) 1969 Pontiac GTO
For all the gearheads out there, the Pontiac GTO is the ideal muscle car. Finding parts for this performance vehicle today is as easy as going to a Pontiac dealership circa 1969. The GTO was more expensive and rarer than the Mustang and Camaro, so you can expect this to be a pricier classic with a higher resale value.
4) 1967 Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle is undoubtedly a ’60s icon. Spare parts have never been a problem for this timeless and practical classic. These cars are incredibly simple and one of the easiest restorations you can do. There are numerous vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts and Beetle car clubs making information about these cars easily accessible. Depending on the quality of your restoration, Beetles can achieve a resale value anywhere from $6k – $50k. Whether you plan to sell or restore for the simple pleasure of a restoration project, the Volkswagen Beetle is a great choice.
5) 1971 Chevrolet C/10 Cheyenne Pickup
If you and your Dad are fans of the classic trucks, the Chevrolet C/10 is often overlooked but an ideal car for restoration. The Cheyenne Pickup was only sold from 1967 to 1972, yet it ranks as one of the best trucks Chevrolet has ever built. The Cheyenne has a luxurious interior, and a carpeted, insulated cab. The simple mechanics of the Cheyenne make this an inexpensive and low maintenance truck. If you are interested in restoring a truck, the Cheyenne is still the one to invest in.