There are a considerable number of classic car enthusiasts who will purchase such a vehicle that is already in immaculate condition both mechanically, the bodywork and interior. This means that he or she can merely make sure that there is fuel in the tank and then get in the car and take it for a drive on a lovely spring, summer, autumn or winter morning or afternoon.
However, there are also quite a lot of people who prefer to buy a classic car that is in need of restoration. Some of those purchasers will get a specialist classic car business to restore the vehicle ensuring that an incredible job is completed. There will also be quite a few people who, having bought such a vehicle, prefer to carry out the restoration work themselves.
So, why would someone prefer to do all the work himself or herself? Well, one of the reasons is cost. For instance, if they had bought a classic car that has already been fully restored they would expect to pay more for the vehicle than if they bought it in an unrestored state. One would have thought that as they are going to carry out all the restoration work themselves that the overall outlay i.e. the purchase price of the vehicle and the cost of buying the parts etc would come to less than if they bought a full restored vehicle as there would be no labour costs.
Another popular reason why a classic car enthusiast would want to buy such a car that is in need of restoration is that he or she actually enjoys undertaking such a project and will gladly devote many, many hours to carry out the restoration project.
If you are considering buying a classic car to restore it and it is to be kept off the road and has been declared SORN whilst the works are being completed then at very least you should consider Laid Up Classic Car Insurance.