Other hobbyists like certain genres of cars, such as woody wagons, exotics, or muscle cars. Each one of these have a set of unique traits that need a professional restoration expert in order to make projects look as good as they did leaving the factory so many years ago.
One of the most common types of classic car that is restored is an American muscle car. Even in Europe, there are many automotive enthusiasts who have taken a liking to these unique offerings by American makes, and are willing to pay to have them imported into their home country. Some are even converted to right-hand drive in order to make them more popular on European roads.
Some of the best examples of these types of cars are located overseas. Restoration work on these cars often has to deal with tuning the engine and getting rid of rot, as the engine saw a lot of use back when it was new, and possibly sat for awhile. Decals and paint customization are also popular options with these types of cars, while lpg conversions can also be carried out.
Some shops offer custom work as well as restoring the vehicle. This can include a new engine, interior, or even a body kit or style that is vastly different from the original car. This can often cost more in the long run, but is a great way to set apart a common vehicle from something unique and different in appearance.
Restoring exotics is often a tricky process, because not many of each vehicle were made or still exist today. Labor and parts for these vehicles also tends to be costly because of this. The quality and time needed to make and procure each part is another factor into their sometimes astronomical costs. For those with the expenses, there can be no greater joy than owning a fully-functioning, restored exotic vehicle.
As each vehicle is different, the part may need to have a custom fitting that requires more time and energy on the part of the laborer. Once parts have been configured and installed, the vehicle comes out looking good as new, and running like it as well, which is an important factor for those looking to restore a classic vehicle.