Originally Posted by 9erempiree
Basically what I meant by the honeymoon phase would be over. You go into the project thinking that it would be something you like when it was done but didn't care for it.
I think the same goes for even a Continental that I like or an old BMW, eventually the restoration would make you hate it.
I went into it trying to make a quick buck. :)
Restoring cars isn't all about finding your dream car. It's far more about opportunism and ambition. For me, that Diplomat was one way to go from having $600 in my pocket, to $2500 for something I like more(gain some skill, and improve my abilities.) I was only 14, so I couldn't drive it(legally). I did all of it in a Chicago Alley, not in a fancy garage. We were lower-class Americans LOL.
Once in a while you find something you really fall in love with. You need to keep in mind that if you judge a car on looks(or specs), then you'll be going into every project with great ignorance. The car you wind up loving wont be the one you initially bought for its look.