Start a Classic Car Restoration Business

What is the best and the most sought car in the world? A Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari California? Maybe.

On the other hand, most of the car owners agree that the best car is the unique one. It shouldn’t be the most expensive, or the fastest, it might be even old but restored. Today classic car restoration is an in-demand service because oftentimes car collectors want to breathe new life into their old cars.

Watch this inspiring video about Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 car restoration work to get an idea of what services you can offer

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Boasting and showing off – these are the two most important driving forces of your future clients.

Basically, you can offer two different services:

  • There are a lot of people who have an old car. Some of them want to have their car restored. Needless to say, they are ready to spend a lot of money (as much as needed), even more than they could spend on a brand-new car.
  • You can buy old or rare cars, restore them in your garage and sell thereafter. Believe it or not, but selling a restored car might bring you a fortune. This is a service you can offer for professional car collectors.

In either case, you will need a garage or space for an auto repair shop.


Car restoration for a profit is a money and time consuming process. This is what you will need to get started:

  • A garage. This should be a spacious place. Location doesn’t matter too much. It should not necessarily be located in the center of your city, but you do need a proper place for work.
  • Auto repair equipment
  • Car painting tool. Aerography and painting are extremely important when restoring cars
  • Various tools, spanners, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, work light and many others. They might cost a few thousand rands.


It’s difficult to calculate a future profit, but what’s important to remember is that this is not about flipping cars. This idea is about working, and working very hard. If you work on your own, understand the technology and are passionate about it, you can expect to make tens of thousands per month.

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