While attending Spring Carlisle I saw quite a few great cars in the car corral and quite a few nice project car opportunities as well. In fact, most of the cars at Sprng Carlisle were great examples or very fairly priced driver-level vehicles.
Despite the overall exceptional quality of most of the cars for sale, I also saw the kinds of cars that a person should never even consider as cars to restore or refurbish. These are those “projects” that put you irretrievably upside down financially from the day you buy it.
I see this quite a bit at car swap meets, but never have I seen so many cars that friends should never let friends buy. These are all cars that if you are considering, you should just say no and run, not walk away. Not only were these cars all complete messes, they were also priced quite high.
Remember: When you see that potential project at the next swap meet you attend to really take a long look at the car and determine for yourself if it has potential as a restoration candidate or if it merely a parts car.