Looking for a project car

#1
My son passed his written Driver's Ed test last night, and immediately started talking about building his own car. (wonder where he got that from?)

He was up late last night searching the internet looking at hot rods, which is a good thing. I'm looking forward to getting him off the video games and into the garage.

I'm trying to talk him into a Ford, like a Mustang or 60's Cougar but he likes the Gen II Z-28 Camaro's.

If anybody has a lead on a good project car that's not eatin up with rust hit me up. Junior said he would consider building anything as long as it looks cool...

Thx Dave



 
#4
Thanks Rob, those are defintly in the price range we are looking at. We might check out that 78 in Westminster this weekend.

I'm taking him to the Mecum Auto Auction in Harrisburg this week just to gawk and hopefully feed his enthusiasm.

DT
 

Bill Magruder

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#5
Dave:
A good buddy of mine has a 1982 Trans Am. Red with black interior, 65,000 miles, garage kept, interior/exterior A1. The car has not been out of the garage or started for 5+ years and therefore would be considered a project car. The T-top gaskets leak but he has new ones in the box. The 305 and auto transmission could also need some new gaskets and seals due to being in storage with old gas as well. While cosmetically perfect, probably a good opportunity for your son to have plenty of hands on mechanical experience with the end result not costing much money and having a safe to drive collector car. He will sell it for $7,500. PM me if you have an interest and I'll provide contact info.
CB
 
#6
Bill, Wow that's a great lead, Thanks
Let me talk to Junior and see if he will consider a Gen III, will follow up with a PM.


We just got back from Mecum and it was cool!
It's the 1st time I can remember that junior had a permanent smile and didn't look at his phone for 4 straight hours, except to take pics. Lots of drool...


I saw a fellow club members car getting ready to roll across the block tomrw and it was super clean and looked sharp, hope it fares well.

DT
 

Bill Magruder

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#7
10-4
Took a look at those suggested project cars and felt the time and expense to rehab them was daunting and the end result would have a resale value far below what you would have invested in cash alone. Unless your son is unique, most 16 year olds suffer from the need for immediate gratification. He would eventually lose interest in the project along the way to a road worthy car. I'm thinking the Trans Am could be on the road rather quickly and if he is still interested, find the restoration project of his dreams and when complete, he could sell the Trans AM for more than you will have in it.

CB
 
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