Thursday, December 4, 2008

Restoring A Lada

As you may have figured out by now, I'm very impressed by people who restore cars that most people would figure to be not worth the time, money and effort to restore.

This guy not only restored a Russian Lada, he had to import it into the US to do so! That's impressive.

Every car is a piece of automotive history, but most "automobile aficionados" would laugh at someone restoring a Lada. They certainly don't have the panache and excitement of say, a Ferrari. But if you think about it, when was the last time you saw a Lada in the US? Unless you live in this man's neighborhood the answer is probably never. You've probably seen more Ferraris than Ladas.

Best of all, restoring a car like a Lada is purely a labor of love. There's nothing cooler than doing something just for the love of it.

Click here to read all about it on his (very well done, very well laid out) website.

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