Similar to how not everyone agrees on the definition of a classic car – for example the Classic Car Club of America’s definition of a classic only includes particular models built before 1948 – not everyone agrees to the exact definition of classic car restoration.

For many people, classic cars can come from a wide range of makes and eras and, similarly, the term restoration can include a wide range of repairs, from simple steps to make an older car more road worthy all the way up to a full restorations that recreate a vehicle’s factory-original condition.