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Just curious if anyone here has any experience restomodding classic cars, and if so what the total approximate cost of a complete project is? Obviously this depends on many variables such as the cars current condition and what the final goal is... Well I don't have a car yet for this project because I need a better grasp of the finances involved so I'm just looking for a ball park price range. Hopefully the end result would be a '67 'Stang modded with a 428 cobra jet and putting out north of 500 ponies. Any help is much appreciated as a lot of my automobile knowledge is limited to newer cars. :rolleyes:
 

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Thanks for those numbers, but I already had them. I was asking because there are many things that go into a car and I was just wondering what it all came out to be around... I was guessing around 20-25,000.
 

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Are you looking for something fast? Or do you just want a Classic car to roll in?

If you're all about option A, just grab an LS1 or 03 Cobra depending on your budget and mod that. 10-20 years the price will skyrocket on both. Hell look at Foxbody prices for a nice clean one with low miles.
 

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It really depends on how much work you need to put into it. I've been part of the restoration on three cars and the price has ranged from $20,000 for a basic one year engine/trans/rear swap in a Chevelle (and the cleaning up of the front frame, brakes, ect) to over $50,000 and five years in the complete restoration of a '32 Ford. It's not cheap, I think the average cost for a good full restoration is around $30,000. That's assuming you've already got a car in pretty good shape. Once you start doing body work and rust repair it gets infinitely more expensive.
 

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I've played a little with old cars (actually a 68 chevy pickup) and it costs a whole lotta money. Get a career and a house before you go crazy with trying to restore car.
 

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Fast as well as classic... I am pretty set on it being a '67 fastback
Elenore ftw, just watched that movie for the hundredth time yesterday. I have a 65 coupe myself and plan on modding it myself
 
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