Hemmings breaks down how much a reasonable paint and bodywork job might cost on a classic car.

The bottom line is high-quality paint jobs and the supporting bodywork can be had for much less than the cost of a concours-level restoration, but time is the factor in all projects…

At a labor rate of, say, $90 an hour, that’s $36,000 before the first drop of paint is applied…Total labor hours in the 400- to 500-hours range is reasonable for a non-concours job, which puts our friend Jeff’s estimate for his Mach 1 right in the ballpark.

My paint isn’t flaking off and the metal underneath is still in good shape. I guess I’m sticking with purple for the time being…

Date posted: November 11, 2019 | Filed under Future Plans, Paint | 1 Comment »

One Response to How Much Does it Cost to Paint a Car?

  1. Neal in Boston says:

    Yes I saw that article as well. It was quite sobering! I like your purple harlequin paint job anyway.
    Scout on!

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