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Old 12-03-2012, 08:24 PM
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We have one that we bought already done and we are slowly redoing it to our taste. It's older and great for cruising now and then but I wouldn't want to daily it. Since my wife wanted a 1946 Chevy PU that's what we have. As someone else said I would let someone else do all the hard and expensive work rather than risking dropping 100 to 150K into doing it yourself.

This truck has a 74 Nova subframe, Camaro rear, GM V8, auto, AC, cruise, tilt, etc.

Very cool. My wife has wanted some kind of restored old pickup. But, with 3 kids she just can't rationalize it anymore. Also, we have very little garage space at the moment. I'm not equipped with the skill, tools or time to do it myself so I would buy one that is at least almost done. Would love to see more picts of the interior if you have em!
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$190K starting price for a Singer - definitely not cheap! They look amazing, though!
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kit cobra.

but with a viper already (almost a restomod kind of), maybe something like a ford galaxie droptop would mix it up a bit.
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Time and money, and a lot of it. First you need to know your goals, do you want a show winner or a hose down when dirty type of car. Dd with modern amenities or track whore. Whats your know how level? Imo you shoukdnt get one unless you really really like tue car that you're building or its cost effective meaning you have the facilities tools and know how. If you're building it for a shiny new toy tuere are better easier routes. Also, one of the benefits in doing an old school car is the perceived investment value. Generally speaking a restomod isnt a good investment as the good investments are restored originals with certain options and packages etc. An eleanor restomod replica isnt gonna be worth as much as an original shelby gt500.
There are several 69 camaros running lsxs around here. If you could get a good rolling chassis the lsx transplant can be done for about 10k but of coirse your results may vary. For a full restoration... the skies the limit. And if you do find an original hemi cuda why would bastardize it? Might as well start with a barracuda or something.
Anyway, for me id love a 67 fastback sorta bullit style it (not a fan of green so maybe black or dark blue) with a irs and coyote v8.
Or a 70 fastback in silver boss or mach 1 style. Or a 69 camaro with an ls and blower. Or a 63 vette. List goes on and on.
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