Second Chance Garage – Cars Retrieved From Floods — Is There Hope?
Following my previous article “Should You Buy a Flood Damaged Car” I carried on researching into the subject especially in regards to cars of the classic variety and came across an interesting article and approach from the Second Chance Garage Website.
The article describes a pragmatic step by step approach to tackling the restoration of a water damaged vehicle, you can read it here
1970 Chevrolet Camaro 0000124870L505458 for sale. Primary damage: Flood,
With all the recent climate issues across the US the subject of flood damaged cars has again come to the fore.
These cars will of course include a good percentage of classic cars damaged in this way.
Are these cars a good buy?
The Hemmings Classic Car Radio Podcast Episode 154 has a good discussion regarding the pros and cons of a purchase
Another good point of reference is the article that can be found here on How Stuff Works
Conversely if you want to avoid a car damaged in this way take a read of the article How to avoid a ‘Hurricane Car’ also on How Stuff Works
My thoughts on it are if you are very brave and can get a fresh water car that’s no newer than the early seventies at a good price then have at it!
Anything newer will be most likely be plagued by all manner of electrical issues amongst other things.
If however you are willing to accept the challenge you can get a bargain such as the Camaro pictured above which is up for auction here at Hemmings