Antique Car El Paso Texas
Buying, Fixing and Selling an Antique car El Paso TX
A lot of seniors and a few not so seniors enjoy El Paso TX antique cars. Whether you are shopping, buying or just looking, antique car El Paso Texass are tremendous fun. And sometimes they can make for a great investment, or a great ride. There are many antique car El Paso TX clubs and groups, usually dedicated to one brand or type of car. For example, there is the Model T club, the Austin Healey Club, the Austen Healey Sprite Club and many, many others. So if you are interested in becoming involved in antique car El Paso Texas s, take a look.
Finding an antique car El Paso TX is easier than ever before. Many are available on eBay Motors or sometimes they can be found on Craigslist. And every summer there are car shows across the country and many of the owners will have their antique car El Paso Texas s for sale at the show.
Attending an antique car El Paso TX show you can talk with the owners about their cars. One model T car show I attended the owner showed me some unique tricks he had performed with his 4 cylinder Ford engine to help with its authenticity. These car shows are often a contest and scorers go through the cars measuring their restoration and scoring them for points for the owners. The prices can be significant for owners that have worked hard at restoring their cars.
But a lot of car owners and antique car El Paso Texas enthusiasts at car shows are just there because they like antique car El Paso TX s. And they enjoy looking at them, seeing what has been done to restore them, and they like to determine their values.
Generally, it is said that a complete restoration doesn't pay as much as the restoration costs, but there are always unique antique car El Paso Texas s that that special buyer wants. Old Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros usually do well and some foreign cars are fun like the MGB and the Austin Healey. Even the old Stanley Steamer has its collectors.
If you enjoy working on antique car El Paso TX s, it's possible to find an antique car El Paso Texas parked in a garage or field and begin the restoration process. You will need a trailer and a truck to move your project car to where you are going to work on it. Some of these cars have extensive rust but the frame can be dipped in a special shop to remove the rust, then cleaning and restoration can begin on your antique car El Paso Texas or truck.
Finding parts for your antique car El Paso TX is easier than ever before, if you are willing to use aftermarket parts. Original parts are often difficult to find, especially tires and wiring harnesses. Original wiring harnesses were coated with fabric, and modern harnesses are coated with plastic. So finding those old harnesses can be difficult for your antique car El Paso Texas project. Then there is paint, and upholstery. There are many paint shops, but it is sometimes difficult to find the original color. Paint shops can match an original color closely. Naugahyde (leather) upholstery is fairly easy to do and many upholstery shops attend antique car El Paso TX shows to show off their work. The old pre-World War II fabrics are more difficult to match, but it can be done.
Buying a restored antique car El Paso Texas is fairly easy and licensing and registration requirements are usually simpler for these old cars. Some of them can actually be driven, but often the owners trailer their antique car El Paso TX to the show.
But no matter whether you are buying, selling, shopping, or just enjoying them, antique car El Paso Texas is are a tremendous amount of fun.
Antique Car El Paso Texas