Man, that's an awesome car.
I've always wanted to have a classic car like that, but alas, i have no money and no skills..... Even if i could find car like that that's busted up and rusted out, i wouldn't even know where to begin to restore it.
Restoring a classic car is not that difficult(even for those with limited skills).
The first thing to consider is what are you willing to do in the restoration process.
I found this car online and as fate would have it, it was only a half hour drive away.
IT had been stored for 22 years in a barn
The car is a one owner.
A woman bought it new in 59 and when she died, her grandson put it in the barn hoping to keep it and restore it someday.
He lost interest in it and put it up for sale.
It needed a lot of mechanical work which I was able to do myself.
I also painted it myself.
The one thing I won't be able to do is the seats.
I did re- do the padded dash and refinished the steering wheel.
As for the custom skirts on it, they are a product of my photo editing program on my computer.
I have been toying with the idea of removing the stock fender skirts(which really don't look much like skirts at all) and have custom ones made by a body shop.
Editing the picture on my computer allowed me to see what the final skirts will look like.
As for buying one of these classics, they are on ebay once and a while.
Only 2195 were ever produced so, they are rare.
As for help in restoring one, there are a few forums online where we help one another with any problems we come up against.
Sorta like this site on computers.
The one thing that you have to think about in any classic restoration is , DON'T HURRY.
The restoration does not have to be finished in weeks, months, or even a couple of years.
These things take time and money.
I only work on mine when I have both.
I am in no hurry.
Right now, it looks a thousand times better than it did the first day I laid eyes on it.
Hope I can get you motivated enough to get involved with rebuilding your own classic car.
You can get one some day, if you really want it.
I decided four years ago I wanted a 59 Continental convertible.
I didn't have any money, but I knew somehow I would raise what I needed if I found the right car, and that is exactly what happened.
I found the car I wanted and asked my boss to loan me the bucks.
He agreed and, and the rest is history.