Few car enthusiasts can resist the lure of a restored Chevrolet Camaro.
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From the late 1960s through 2003 Chevrolet engineers provided four generations of these performance cars destined to become classics. Camaros were (and continue to be) a blast to drive anywhere-from the grocery store to the drag strip.
Restoring a Camaro requires knowledge, some mechanical ability, time, effort, and lots of patience.
A good way to start is to get advice from other Camaro enthusiasts and club members.
Manuals and restoration handbooks provide original specifications and step-by-step instructions. One long-time car restorer, Jim Richardson, provides these tips to help minimize problems:
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Whether for investment or pleasure, time spent restoring a Camaro is time well spent. There is nothing like driving down the street in a car you restored. It's fun and satisfying, well worth all the work and unforeseen things that happened during the restoration. It could also be a wise investment. A Camaro that sold for $2800 in 1967 sells for eight to ten times that amount today
Restoring automobiles is a hobby that will 'take you places.' For many enthusiasts that place might be to find a Camaro and start a restoration project.
Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff