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By and large the prevailing wisdom is that it costs more to restore anything than it does to buy one that's restored. And 900's are new enough that you can still find ultra low mileage cream puffs which you can also buy for less than the cost of restoring one. You don't say but the other question is how much work you'll do yourself. I don't know how much of this kind of work you'll done, but if you haven't done that much what you find out is if you want professional results you pretty much have to hire professionals to do the work. Rebuilding engines/transmissions, body work and interior work all require tools, equipment, and skills that most of us don't really have, at least not on a professional level. Finally most people on this board agree that the newer the C900 the better (I'd certainly think 16V/turbo)although the early ones are getting rare. I've seen more than a few low mileage cream puff C900's in the $8K to $12K range which is a lot less than it'll cost you to restore one even if you do all the work yourself. That assumes you put no value on the 100s of hours you'd spend doing it and that you aren't expecting professional results. I hate to rain on your parade but restoring cars is very expensive, time consuming and difficult to justify. The vast majority of people who end up doing it do so because they jumped into it without taking a hard look, and ended up with so much in the project they had to finish it to not feel like an idiot.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Full tear down restoration, Adam , Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:30:02
- Re: Full tear down restoration, Larry West , Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:08:43
- It depends, No Snaab, Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:43:28 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: It depends, Adam , Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:51:52
- Re: It depends, No Snaab, Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:56:07
- I wonder why nobody has opened such business yet?, Siegfried, Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:34:20
- Re: I wonder why nobody has opened such business yet?, Karl , Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:52:45
- Re: I wonder why nobody has opened such business yet?, turbocon86, Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:09:34
- Re: I wonder why nobody has opened such business yet?, Larry West , Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:05:05
- Looked into it at one time, No Snaab, Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:44:30
- O/T - what's proper for nobody: have or has? )n/m(, Siegfried, Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:56:09
- Too complex a car to be easy, some parts still ?ble., RayF, Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:54:47
- mum!, Siegfried, Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:06:14
- Re: Full tear down restoration, bill schultz , Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:50:08
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