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STARS IN REHAB PART ONE:'62 FARGO-A 3RD GENERATION PROJECT TO HONOR A GRANDFATHER

62-picture14STARS IN REHAB PART ONE:'62 FARGO-A 3RD GENERATION PROJECT TO HONOR A GRANDFATHER

There are many reasons to take on a project but one of the best is a strong family connection.

This 1962 Fargo is a textbook example of the "why" and "how" part of an old ride but it's also a great example of how important a father-son relationship is in a project.

Every story begins with an owner history.

Read more: STARS IN REHAB PART ONE:'62 FARGO-A 3RD GENERATION PROJECT TO HONOR A GRANDFATHER

 

HAULING THAT HOLIDAY TRAILER BEHIND YOUR VINTAGE RIDE -- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

tr-aimgp1762One of the hottest commodities in the old car hobby are vintage trailers or retro-looking trailers.

Car guys travel hundreds of miles to shows and rolling in with a trailer.

This may be a cool way to arrive in retro-style but you should learn the insurance side of the trailer equation.

Read more: HAULING THAT HOLIDAY TRAILER BEHIND YOUR VINTAGE RIDE -- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

MSCC SEPTEMBER 30 STAR OF THE DAY: FIVE WINDOW CHEVY TRUCK—BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP

30-imgp0813-001MSCC SEPTEMBER 30 STAR OF THE DAY: FIVE WINDOW CHEVY TRUCK—BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP

There's a trend in 2014 car world to celebrate distressed-looking vehicles.

The idea is to preserve the well-worn paint of a bush or field car or truck and have it handle like a Vette.

The key to these rides is to look make them like a beater but maintain the stealth of a street monster.

Read more: MSCC SEPTEMBER 30 STAR OF THE DAY: FIVE WINDOW CHEVY TRUCK—BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP

   

SEPTEMBER 2014 FALLEN STARS: SADLY, THE LAST OF THE GIANT CAR CROPS

imgp0925SEPTEMBER 2014 FALLEN STARS: SADLY, THE LAST OF THE GIANT CAR CROPS

There are few things more life-affirming for car guys than a massive collection of project cars.

Car guys see project cars and they want to hug them like they were warm puppies.

This assembly of yesterday's dreams is gone now but it was in all its glory last month when every one of these beauties (plus another 550) sold at a major auction.

Read more: SEPTEMBER 2014 FALLEN STARS: SADLY, THE LAST OF THE GIANT CAR CROPS

 

SHOULD YOU BUY IT DONE OR INVEST IN A PROJECT FROM DAY ONE?

risk-imgp4324Most of us are well aware of the economics behind a car restoration because it's not the kind of investment that makes millionaires out of average guys.

The old joke is true, "Want to make a million on an old car? Spend 5 million".

Nevertheless, car guys do invest in restorations because they are truly a labor of love, but is there an advantage to buying a completed project?

The short answer is yes, no, maybe...

Read more: SHOULD YOU BUY IT DONE OR INVEST IN A PROJECT FROM DAY ONE?

   

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