Are you looking to restore a classic muscle car from the ’60s or ’70s? There are many options to choose from, but we picked some of the easier ones to restore. There are a lot of Chevy cars on this list, which says a lot about the brand.
Start clearing out your garage now. There’s about to be a new (old) car in there!
An easy classic muscle car pick: 1967-1969 Chevy Camaro
The 1967-1969 Chevy Camaro is on every “east to restore” list for a reason. The Camaro has a following that has ensured parts are available for these restorations. You can find exterior body parts for the Camaro pretty easily.
Camaro Central sells entire interior kits for the car. You can choose red, blue, orange, gold, white, and you can even upgrade to a deluxe interior. Additionally, there are a ton of V8s on the market to slide into your restoration.
Taking flight with the 1964 – 1965 Ford Falcon classic car
The 1964-1965 Ford Falcon is pretty similar to the Mustang of that era. Because of that, many of the parts for the brakes and suspension are readily available.
Additionally, there are a lot of manufacturers reproducing important parts. Raybuck has a variety of hoods, fenders, and suspension parts.
The Falcon offered a simple design that was fairly minimalist for its time. The pieces fit together easily and don’t require much work. The Falcon was a fairly cheap car back in the day and remains an economical choice for restoration.
The 1955 – 1957 Chevy Bel Air has ample parts
The 1957 Chevy Bel Air has a few varieties. The 1955 four-door sedan, two-door coupe, and a convertible. Because of this, parts are easy to find! If you wanted to, you could basically build a new Bel Air in your garage.
Real Deal Steel has the hardtop, sedan, and convertible bodies for sale. For $19,649, you can have the skeleton body, dashboard, quarter panels, doors, and convertible top shipped to your door.
The classic 1968-1970 Ford Mustang
Since the Falcon and the Ford Mustang are so similar, the market is pretty flooded with options. HotCars says the parts are interchangeable, which gives you even more opportunities. Additionally, the 1970 Ford Mustang still has quite the following.
This makes it a good project car to work on during your downtime. With over two million Mustangs sold from this generation, you can find one to tinker with easily.
Don’t overlook the 1968 – 1970 Chevy Nova
The 1968-1970 Chevy Nova was produced in huge numbers as long as you avoid the four-door version. The two-door Nova was the popular one which makes it the better pick.
Chevy produced both V6 and V8 Novas, but the V6 is obviously the more affordable one. The Nova was sometimes overlooked for the Chevelle, but it was still a popular car back in the day.
You can swap a more modern engine in it and call it a day or get creative with your restoration. Check out StanceWorks Napalm Nova for inspiration.