Plating costs have skyrocketed in the last few years due to increased regulations. The cost of restoring bright work on collector cars can be shocking – upwards of $20,000 depending on the amount of chrome trim. It’s something that anyone contemplating the restoration of a collector car needs to think about before making a purchase or embarking on a restoration. The amount of the shiny stuff on any of these ten post-war cars below could set you back the equivalent of a year’s tuition at a private college.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2009/12/09/top-10-postwar-plating-bills