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Peter Egan on the Overwhelming First Step of a Major Car Restoration

“Yours truly, the car medic who can detect a pulse when all others see only bleached bones with arrows through an empty rib cage out on the lonely prairie.” That’s how Peter Egan describes himself in this Side Glances column, “Girding Oneself for Battle With the Restorable Car.”

It’s Egan at his classic peak: Hilarious, insightful, self-effacing. Anyone who has begun a major car restoration project can relate to this. “Most people would not touch this car with a 10-foot pole attached to an­other 10-foot pole,” Egan says of the 1963 Cadillac Sixty-Two this column is about, “yet every time I visited Chris at the shop, I found myself pausing to gaze at his old Caddy.”


Come on over to Road & Track and read the whole thing, won’t you? Even if you’re not paused on the precipice of a big-time car project, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Robert Sorokanich is the New York-based automotive news editor for both Road & Track and CAR and DRIVER. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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