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126 The Shop November 2015 hoT Rod & CuSTomizaTion \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ maRkeTplaCe might want a car restored. He says the difficulty of a Corvette restoration depends on the age of the car and how far the owner wants to go restoring it. "Are they interested in restoring a car for driving or to show at NCRS/ Bloomington Gold levels?" he asks. "That's part of the fun; every owner gets to decide what they want and how they want to enjoy their car." While some collectors obsess over a "correct and accurate" Corvette res- toration, Lingenfelter believes that accurate is, in many cases, in the eye of the owner. "Obviously there are NCRS and Bloomington Gold standards, but some Corvettes are restored to look like famous racing cars and movie cars that there are few standards for." He says that a shop should "listen to what an owner wants, do what the owner wants, and stick to the budget and timeframe." THE LONG RUN Lingenfelter believes that the number of hours it takes to restore a Corvette depends on the condition of the car you start with. "Most restorers suggest you find the best car you can to start with," he warns. "I would say the quality of the restoration fit, finish, paint and workmanship stand out as the fac- tors that a Corvette restoration will be judged on." As the manager of the largest spe- cialty show devoted to high-end muscle cars and fine Corvettes, Bob Ashton of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (www.mcacn. com) says that research and proper restoration are areas where corners should not be cut in the Corvette niche. "Finding a qualified and knowl- edgeable restorer can only add value to your car in the long run," Ashton advises. "Be sure to check the creden- tials of the prospective restorer and use only the best possible parts. The cost of doing it right the first time will always be justified, since cutting corners will lead to headaches and higher expense." Ashton adds, "Showing your Cor- vette at premier shows like Bloom- ington Gold, Corvettes @ Carlisle and Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and earning certification and judging awards adds value to your Corvette and assures any future owners that the car has been restored to the highest possible standard." John Gunnell has been writing about classic cars since 1972. He is also the owner of Gunner's Great Garage in Manawa, Wis. He owns 11 cars and seven motorcycles. U.S. PoSTAL ServICe STATemeNT oF oWNerSHIP, mANAGemeNT AND CIrCULATIoN (reQUIreD bY 39 U.S.C. 3685) 1. Title of Publication: THe SHoP. 2. Publication No: 2380-7415. 3. Date of Filing: 9-28-15. 4. Frequency of Issue: monthly. 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 12. 6. Annual Subscription Price: $45. 7. 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