It’s a dream come true to be driving out on the open road. However, nothing beats doing it in a vintage car.You see it on TV and you know that’s your dream too, so you head out to the factory only to have your dreams crumble down when you see the price tag that comes with it. You may be starting to consider selling an organ or your mother’s jewelry to get to that dream. Don’t rush off to quick there are other ways.
If you are wondering is it possible to buy a dream car without being rich, then yes, it is possible. You do need to compromise and put in a little hard yakka, but it can be done.You might have your eye on the mustang but if you aren’t able to pull out a six-digit figure without selling the house and all your savings then it isn’t the best for you.Start off with looking for cars within your budget. If you know your budget before you decide on a car then it will make the process a lot easier. Look at cars within your price range but be sure to allow room for repairs, insurance etc. Don’t be scared to compromise and go for something a little less than what you wanted you can always create something special out of nothing much. Consider giving love to something old. Don’t be afraid to do your own work. There are courses available where you can learn how to do your own mechanical and bodywork. You can save heaps by sourcing materials and parts online or from swap meets and sale sites. Grab a mate a few beers and spend the day giving your car some TLC.If you have brought an auto but your heart was set on a manual no problem, you can buy converters to swap it over. Most junkyards have all the stuff for sale for cheap prices from carpet to wheels and even headlights.
While we say buy second hand and do up, sometimes there are cars that are simply too far gone. If you are looking for a project that you don’t have to spend millions on and spend half your life restoring it get it checked over by a professional who can give you an idea of what costs you are looking at for restoration. Rust is a big killer once you can see rust walk away. It will be in other parts of the car that you can’t see and just cause endless trouble and hassle than its worth.A mechanic will give you a rundown on what needs to be repaired that way you can be sure you aren’t spending more than you will get back. It may not be your dream car but restoring another sort of car then reselling with a pile of profit is a good thing. Do this a few times and boom the finances are sitting in your account waiting to go and buy that dream car that has kept your eye for so long.