I have heard that professional restorers charge their $45 per hr. while they
are looking for parts, in other words, any time they spend on any phase of
restoration, is billed. I don't know,for sure but I would venture to guess,
to restore a TR6 to the quality of the TR6 we are talking about would
probably be $30+ at today's costs. I have heard that excluding paint and
labor, one will have parts alone in the neighborhood of $11/12, for good
$18 ish, and not finished yet
----- Original Message -----
From: Randall Young <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 12:41 PM
Subject: RE: cars value
> Mark :
> It's not only possible, it's actually pretty reasonable IF you take the
> approach of paying a professional to do a full, frame-off restoration.
> 2000 hours labor times $45/hour, plus parts and materials.
> I haven't added it up, but I'll bet 2000 hours wouldn't even cover taking
> all apart, stripping and painting, and reassembling. Major body repairs
> be in addition to that figure, and can be quite expensive in themselves,
> especially if you refuse to have any bondo in the result.
> On Wednesday, August 16, 2000 8:10 AM, Mark Gendron
> [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
> > No. . .you are joking, aren't you? Please tell me you're joking. How is
> > even POSSIBLE to spend so much on a TR3?