Refurbishing a classic car is a road one must travel at some point in life, either as a classic car collector or classic car fanatic. Refurbishing a classic car is totally different from the refurbishment of a Classy Car. A Classy car is simply a luxurious car. A high-class automobile with a lot of style.

Classy cars are cars with high standards and extensive technology that projects a lot of prominence. So even though they come usually come expensive, they are easily repaired or replaced as the parts and technology are still very much present.

While refurbishing a Classic Car can be a little bit more tasking than the usual. A Classic Car is a well-aged car that has historical attributes, exquisite designs, premium engineering standards and Premium craftsmanship. These features make classic cars worth keeping and refurbish worthy. Although we are aware that not everyone is a collector but we have also come across people who are simply obsessed, collectors.


After purchasing your usable classic car refurbishing and classic car servicing is the next point of call. Although aged and impaired car it is very possible to make them usable and sound again. You should bear in mind that refurbishing is the art of making a car better looking through several processes like polishing, servicing, replacing etc. So enjoy the process.

Refurbishing is basically taking extra care of your car, and maintaining it properly to extend the life span of the vehicle while deriving a good driving experience from it. Refurbishing can sometimes be expensive but less expensive than buying a new car.

Refurbishing your classic car doesn’t just save cost but gives you the sense of still being part of history or driving history itself.

Although refurbishment isn’t the same as detailed restoration but when refurbishing the main goal is to get it to a workable condition. Whether you are a classic car collector intending to store in your garage or a Classic car fanatic who intends to put your classic car on the road, or maximize it for your holiday road trips or for minor house removals there is a lot of work to be done to achieve your dreams.


Although car problems differ, depending on the make of the car, the previous owner of the car, how old the car is and several other factors.

The previous owner or how it’s maintenance history prior to refurbishment plays a great role on how difficult or easy it would be to refurbish your car.

Some of the few common problems of classic cars include;

  • Car Rust – Car rust is when the metal of the car has been exposed to moisture for too long. This is usually of one of the problems that plague old cars.
  • Chipped paint - This is the cosmetic part of the car, although one may not get the exact type of use on it but there is always a close substitute. Usually an upgrade.
  • Engine Problems – There is no shortage of engine problems when it comes to classic cars from the clogged radiator to poor compression, Spark knock, Coolant Loss, faulty oxygen etc.
  • Damaged or Ripped Interiors – Worn out interiors like the car seat.
  • Scarce body parts – This is another problem facing Classic cars. Most times companies have stopped producing body parts of particular cars.
  • Good Mechanic – Finding a qualified mechanic for your classic car can be another hurdle on the journey to owning a working classic car.
  • Lack of safety equipment – Although this may not be a problem in every classic car as these problems depend on how old your classic car might be. Cars before 1989 didn’t have proper airbags. In the case your classic car is about twenty-five years old, it should have some basic safety equipment, though not as advanced as the current cars.
  • Damaged head gasket
  • Faulty battery – This is easily replaced
  • Corroded battery Panels
  • Bad Fuel Pump.

Like mentioned earlier there is usually one problem with a stored classic car that needs refurbishment, all you have to do is check everything and repair or replace the needed parts. The fun part is that, this is what refurbishing is all about and you get to see your classic beauty back on the road.


Before the tear down, costing and commencement of any form of repair, the first thing is to assess your car to know things that need repair and things that need to be replaced. Although you would be getting rid of most of the older parts and getting the newer parts but it’s important to know what can be simply repaired.

Secondly getting a good and efficient classic car specialist is extremely important as this would dictate the longevity of the car. I know it can be very tempting to find the cheapest route by going to a roadside mechanic or doing it all by yourself.

Remember a classic car is an investment so you need to need to get the very best specialist for it. Believe me your compensation would come when your classic beauty receives respect and attention as you drive down the road.

Cost of Refurbishing a Classic car

The cost of refurbishment totally depends on the make of the car and the age of the car. To know the costing of owning a refurbished classic car can be broken down to these fees;

  • The purchase Cost – This is the cost of acquiring the car in is natural state.
  • Body Part Cost - This covers the fees for the body parts needed in fixing the car.
  • Upholstery Costs – this covers the interior fittings.
  • Labor Costs – This covers the cost of time and labor that would be put in this project.


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Seun Osso is writer, a lover of business start-ups and global business enterprises. I do such articles to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses to international standards. I am currently a writer for Desevens Digital.