I am wondering if someone could give me some information? Could someone
please give me a rough/ballpark figure on how much it would cost to do a
complete rebuild/restore of a 1981 Chevy Camaro coupe?
I have a 81' Camaro which has been garaged for 13 years, and probably
now needs a complete restore/rebuild. The car does NOT run, and has both
engine and body problems.
The engine problem is that the "rear main seal" is bad, and the car
leaks about 4 quarts of oil while the engine is running. The major body
problem is that the floorboards are rotted out.
The car needs new rotors and brakes, as well as other mechanical stuff.
Mice have gotten into the garage, and have made nests in the engine,
interior ( under the seats ), and trunk of the car. The mice have chewed
through electrical wires and the brake lights don't work.
My son is turning 17 soon, and he wants the car for himself.
Giving me a "rough" estimate, what is a "ballpark" figure of what it
would cost to restore this car with all GM/Chevy parts, to make it look
like it's brand new like it just rolled out of the factory?
I have 2 "restoration" places in my town. I talked to a guy at one of
them, over the phone, and he told me that for a complete restoration of
this car, I am looking at $25,000+!!!!!!! He told me that I would be
better off buying a brand new "2010 or 2011 Comaro" right out of the
showroom from a car dealer.
WTF!? $25,000+ to restore a freakin 81' camaro? It's not like I want to
restore a prized 67, 68, or 69 Camaro!!!
So you are telling me that on the show "Overhaulin", they spend $30.000
everytime they restore someones car!? On the show "Pawn Stars" on the
History Channel, they did a complete restore of a 1967 Ford F-150 pickup
truck, for $4,000. And this guy is telling me it will be $25,000+ to
restore an 81' Camaro Coupe!?
Is this guys quote for real, or is he just a HUGE ripoff artist.
Please let me know ASAP.