Nothing fuels a gear head’s heart more than a good, old-fashioned restoration story. There’s something magical and undeniably cool about finding an old car and devoting your time to it until it’s shinier than the day it rolled off the assembly line. The dedication, the frustration and the unadulterated passion for such projects is what makes them so interesting, but classic cars create lasting relationships between the car and its driver as well as in the tight-knit restoration community, which is the real reason classic cars are so irresistible.
Here are five of some of the most unbelievable and heart-warming restoration and classic car stories we’ve featured. Visit our Classic Cars special section for more and make sure you share the ones you love the most, because these stories are so compelling, it would be a shame if more people didn’t read them.
Nearly new Lincoln Continental has spent most of its life in storage
Murray Mitchell has spent an estimated $90,000 storing his 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V over the years since driving it only 5,587 kilometres in the first year of ownership. The Conti has spent nearly its entire life in storage. Why did he do it?
“After some time, I didn’t want to put any miles on the car because it may be the lowest mileage Continental of that year in existence.”
Murray Mitchell has spent an estimated $90,000 storing his 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V.