a typical 1960s muscle car project, say a mustang/camaro in average shape completed in our shop is going to costs anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000 which is about 600-900 hours of labor, while a rare Packard with more problems and specialty options could be as high as 1200-3000 hours of labor which is about $100,000.00-$280,000.00.
There are many factors that affect pricing.
Common paint job completed at Gorilla
Often a similar project from the past can be used for comparison. our hourly rate is $85.00
|Restoration of||Labor Hours approx||Parts Pricing approx|
|Wheels and Tires||10-15||$1000-$10,000|
|Custom auto-meter gauges||10-15||$800-$2,000|
|Holley carb replacement||5-10||$700-$2000|
|High quality paint minor body||200-350||$10,000-$15,000|
|Custom Engine Swap, Dodge Hemi, Chevy GM LS, Ford Coyote||100-200||$9000-$20,000|
|Wilwood 4 wheel disc brake upgrade||30-50||$3000-$6,000|
|Column steering Idbit||5-7||$600-$1200|
|Cooling system module, dual elec fans, aluminum radiator||7-15||$800-$2,000|
We can prepare a restoration game plan for you based upon the overall condition of your project and what the short-term and long-term plans are for the vehicle.
the final price depends on what you want in the final product. Are you looking to create a show car or daily driver that looks and runs nice? Does originality matter? What kind of shape is the car in now? Every car is different and when dealing with older classic cars it gets complicated, because you don’t know what kind of work has been done previously, what parts can be reused and what will need to be replaced, how extensive the body work will be, parts availability for the year, make, and model. whether its minor body work or a full on structural changes, all of these things will factor in to the overall cost, which makes it very difficult for us to give an exact price on. Our recommendation is to ship the car in, we can thoroughly inspect the vehicle, from there we can discuss what the vehicle needs, the time frame, a price range to complete the work, and provide you with a comprehensive restoration plan