For example, this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair 700 Lakewood station wagon for sale on Hemmings.com is coming up on a full decade since its resto, but it still looks like it just rolled out of the shop.
At what point does a restoration on a car become an “older restoration?” Perhaps that doesn’t depend so much on time passed since the restoration, but on a car’s usage since and maintenance of its restoration. From the seller’s description:
This car was fully restored in 2007, this charming red wagon was invited to the Hemmings Concours d’Elegance in 2010. It features the upgraded and rare four-speed manual transmission option (the base model was three-speed, with a Powerglide automatic also available). The four-speed is like driving a sports car that’s also a station wagon. The car is also featured in the Hollywood movie Labor Day, with Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Toby Maguire
Finished in Roman Red with complementary red and black vinyl/fabric interior. VIN 10735W265655 decodes as follows: 1=1961, 07=700 upgraded trim package, 35=Station Wagon, W=Willow Run, Michigan production plant, 265655=Vehicle Number
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