Collecting Antique Cars By: Lexi Wiese and Lauren Ludwig
Why to consider… • Owning a restored antique car allows you to display your own style and class. • “I enjoy taking something old and worn out and making it look and act new.” –Jeanette Tornquist (owner and restorer of antique cars) • Enables you to meet people with similar interests. • Allows you to travel to different places and share your hobby.
Costs… • Depends on make, model, and starting condition. • Approximate cost: $50,000. • Depends on labor applied (professional restoration). • Various parts needed. • Doing it yourself may cost less but, you could lack in experience.
Time… • Depends on starting condition. • Must be spent on both small and large parts/details. • Once restored, the car must be maintained. • Make sure all work is completed correctly.
Time… • Looking for cars that fit your requirements to restore takes time. • Rarer models may require parts specific to the model, which take more time to find.
Rare Cars… • When collecting, you may come across a rare car. • Rare cars are more interesting, especially when traveling. • They are worth more if you decide to sell it. • May require more time spent restoring, if the model is old and unfamiliar.
Examples of Rare Cars… • 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe • 1926 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Drophead Coupe • 1913 Havers Six
Rare Cars… 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe 1926 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Drophead Coupe 1913 Havers Six
Tools… • Even before purchasing a car to restore, money will need to be spent on tools. • If you don’t have the correct tools, it can make restoration much harder, or not possible at all. • Some can be found in your garage, while others you’d have to go out and buy. • Cost depends on size and what it is used for.
Tools… Some tools needed for car restoration: • Impact Wrench • Air Compressor • Creeper • Paint Stripper • Grinder/Sander • Auto Jig • Lift • Hand Tools • Dent Puller • Transmission Stand
Tools… More tools needed for car restoration: • Drill Press • Band Saw • Lathe • Milling Machine • Table Saw
Tools… Impact Wrench Air Compressor Creeper Grinder Hand Tools Dent Puller Lift Lathe
Touring and Exhibiting… • “Touring” is when you drive/take your cars to exhibits or shows. • Touring adds to time, since a lot of collectors go on more than one tour a year. Some trips may be hundreds of miles from home. • Tours are optional, but they give car owners a great way to tell their stories and talk about their cars. • Touring can also add to cost because of gas prices and travel expenses to and from the show.
Fun Facts… • The 1913 Havers Six is one of the rarest cars in the world with only 3 known left. Lauren’s grandfather owns 2. • The record for the most expensive car sold in an auction is held by a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa that sold for $16,390,000 in August of 2011. • The 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp Two-Seater is currently in the Guinness World Records as the most expensive veteran car to be sold, at $7,254,290 ($8,130,952 in 2013).
Question and Answer Other questions we asked John and Jeanette Tornquist: What specific things do you look for when purchasing a vehicle? Originality, style and performance How many car tours have you been on (roughly)? 200 What car is your favorite? The 1913 Havers Six Are you currently working on a car? Yes, 1913 Brownell
Bibliography • Images: **http://images.google.com/ ** http://www.businessinsider.com/these-rare-aston-martins-bentleys-lamborghinis-and-bugattis-will-hit-the-auction-block-july-1st-2011-6?op=1 • Information: **http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Benefits-Of-Restoring-Classic-Or-Antique-Cars/4057103#.USKyRaUp92B **http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-restoration.htm **http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_expensive_cars_sold_in_auction#World_records **http://www.carsdirect.com/classic-cars/5-car-restoration-tools-every-garage-needs ** John and Jeanette Tornquist (Lauren’s Grandparents)
The End! Learn and Teach Created by Lauren Ludwig and Lexi Wiese 4th Hour History February 2013 8B