Fixing up older classic cars can be a hobby to some, others it’s a business. When it comes to restoration on classic muscle cars, the more original the car is the more value it will have. Sometimes finding these one of a kind parts can be a very difficult chore. If you’re lucky you will come across an old original muscle car in a barn, others have to look in junk yards and swap meets around the United States.
The Wall Street Journal reported on a story earlier about a new TV show that will be aired on Discovery Channel that will follow a father and son duo as they restore classic cars and go on a hunt for the hard to find original parts. Ron and Jason McClure run a family business out of Arizona called Desert Valley Auto Parts. The auto parts business strives to sell rust free and original parts for cars to the general public. Ron and Jason search old barns, back yards and there 10,000 acre lot of land for the best parts so they can fix up that on of a kind classic muscle car and get it back on the road.
If you missed the first episode the father and son have a disagreement weather to fix up 1965 Ford Thunderbird or strip it down and sell its parts. Although striping it down would generate more money, we would have one less classic roaming the streets. The next episode shows the father Rod challenging his son Jason and crew to restoring a 1970 ‘Olds 442 as he will race his father when the build is done. Anyone that knows anything about the ‘Olds 442 knows it has good power and should be a good race.