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"Restored” or “Rebuilt" - Buying a classic


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Buying a classic car can be an uncertain proposition, especially when it comes to words like “restored” or “rebuilt.” “Restored” can refer to any number of finish levels, with terms like “body-off,” “concours” or “rotisserie” tossed around with abandon. The same sort of ambiguity applies to the term “rebuilt,” particularly when it comes to an engine, and it can mean anything from a newspaper-masked rattle-can paint job to a completely remanufactured long block engine assembly.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/06/29/rebuilt-engine