Collector Car Restoration Bible: Practical Techniques for Professional Results


Author: Matt Joseph

Hardcover Edition

The standard reference for automotive restoration in a single volume!

Do you want to learn the best approach to paint and body work, engine re-machining, or complex suspension and electrical system projects? With a unique approach that combines theory and practice, Matt Joseph covers all the bases in this exhaustive restoration guide. Inside you will find:

  • More than 1,000 full-color photos depicting every step of the restoration process
  • Tips on avoiding the mistakes that can ruin a rebuild project
  • Complete descriptions of all automotive components: engine; body and chassis; and electrical, exhaust, brake, and suspension systems

You won’t find a more complete collection of expert advice, great color photography, and informed writing anywhere else. Originally published in 2005, Collector Car Restoration Bible remains the most comprehensive, authoritative text available to novice and expert auto restorers.

Matt L. Joseph, a nationally recognized automotive authority, has taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin and served a two-year term as president of the Society of Automotive Historians. Matt’s passion for automobiles and automotive history dates from the 1950s when he and his father began restoring cars. He has published over 1,600 articles on a wide variety of automotive topics and worked as an associate editor for Skinned Knuckles (1983-2005) and Cars & Parts (1987-1996). In addition to his broadcasting, consulting, writing, and speaking activities, Matt has sold rights to his automotive inventions. He owns and operates MATTCO, a small automotive research and consulting firm. Matt’s most recent books are Automotive Body Work and Rust Repair and Sheet Metal Forming and Fabrication. He is currently working on a metal cleaning book.