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Buy a classic

Before you start a restoration object it is wise to do some homework. Then you know which parts you need, the availability, the costs
Before you start a restoration object it is wise to do some homework. Then you know which parts you need, the availability, the costs

Before you start a restoration object it is wise to do some homework. Then you know which parts you need, the availability, the costs

The temptation is great, buy your own classic! Before you get that far, it's a good idea to do your homework properly. Buying happens faster and is easier than maintaining, let alone restoring. First see if you can handle such a job on a budget, banks lend - it will be obvious to you now - not so quickly money to you. You will in fact have to deal with three things that are worth considering: the purchase, driving or restoring and ultimately maintenance. A cart that costs 2.000 euros, but still has two mille of 'work' on it, is no longer a cart of 2.000 euros afterwards ... So make a calculation before you take the plunge. For example, study the availability of parts. Also calculate what the insurance will cost, the fuel consumption, how many kilometers do you expect to drive with it each year? The costs of maintenance are manageable if you can carry out the maintenance yourself. If that is not possible, first consult a brand specialist, talk to an owner of a car that you have set your sights on. Has it been better than expected to restore, drive and maintain? What kind of misery has he encountered? Never spend the full amount you have at your disposal for the purchase alone, because it would be a shame if your pet would have to be in the stable with a small defect for months because you cannot pay for the necessary parts, maybe the repair by third parties ... Such a 'storage' is in fact the beginning of the end and such an unused classic gets rid of you at breakneck speed (as it is called in professional jargon). And yes, if you have to sell it, you will incur a huge loss. And not only because the country is half full of those aborted restoration objects ...

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