The Best and Worst Project Cars to Buy

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  • Published: 01 June 2018
  • Project car buying. The best and worst project cars to buy, DIY with Scotty Kilmer. How to buy the right project car and avoid the bad ones. How to buy a used car. How to buy a new car. How to buy a project car on a budget. Car buying tips and guide for project car owners. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   1 years back

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    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  2 months back

      @Omrie Sabbagh How many times have glasses kept dirt and grease out of my eyes?

    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  2 months back

      I prefer the sanitary look of The California kid, Ford Coupe. Or the ZZTop Eliminator Coupe. Both way out of my means. All steel and bad to the bone with louvers and flames. Gimme all your(money)Lovin!

    • Brodie Lounder
      Brodie Lounder  7 months back

      @NJ Dorset yes

    • Omrie Sabbagh
      Omrie Sabbagh  7 months back

      Why are you always wearing those glasses? They are nice but you’re always wearing them.

    • Gary Chen
      Gary Chen  9 months back

      Scotty Kilmer my favorite part of rev up the engine is remember to ring that bell bannnnnnnng !

  • Jeremy hare
    Jeremy hare  7 days back

    You're obviously high scotty. If you call parts for a supra cheap

    • Cody
      Cody  1 weeks back

      How you gonna show a 240 in the thumbnail

      • DJ Soru
        DJ Soru  1 weeks back

        What if I consider buying a car like a Honda CRX with a blown engine but use engines and batteries from totalled Teslas? There's probably some setting on the BIOS of the engine's controller than we can change so the wheels don't have such an overkill of torque for a car that light (how else would they nerf the car for "normie" use?)

        • rhettmania
          rhettmania  1 weeks back

          We all know the Celica is the only worthy project car

          • SpaceCowboy
            SpaceCowboy  1 weeks back

            To answer Scotty's question as to why people think any old car is worth millions, it's because of Barrett-Jackson and Mecum.

            • Fifi Fornow
              Fifi Fornow  1 weeks back

              I had a 97 Camry project car that was flooded. I fixed it up real nice. Some electrical components weren’t working well but found a Mexican to do it for cheap lol

              • O Dogg
                O Dogg  2 weeks back

                Scotty says keep my old pinto

                • me is me
                  me is me  3 weeks back

                  This dude always hate Porsche. No wonder his dislike more than like.

                  • Cranjis McBasketball
                    Cranjis McBasketball  3 weeks back

                    I live in the projects scottie.. so every car is a project car!

                    • its yeshau not jesus
                      its yeshau not jesus  4 weeks back

                      A project car isn't based off of what a person can afford, it's based of what a person wants and likes. So a person who like a Porsche isn't gonna want a Toyota and visa versa. Really project cars always take time and money anyways, so none of these things are deterrents.

                      • Brandon Wilkinson
                        Brandon Wilkinson  4 weeks back

                        90’s-early 2000’s Honda Civics make for great project cars if your into foreign jobs. Cheap and easy to mod!

                        • Phillip Cunningham
                          Phillip Cunningham  4 weeks back

                          The zx 300 was and still the best project I have had.

                          • Hunter Mark
                            Hunter Mark  4 weeks back

                            What about an 91' Camaro?

                            • Bart Foster
                              Bart Foster  4 weeks back

                              I would like to have a Scout, 4runner or landcruiser for a project. Also been tempted to look for an old Unimog.

                              • chris watkins
                                chris watkins  1 months back

                                Stick welding isn’t always the best first off mig is what you should do the metal on the cars are too thin and if you try to weld with it it’s gonna melt real quick and not penetrate as well and won’t be good for structural

                                • Julio Pena
                                  Julio Pena  1 months back

                                  Oh on a 1971 Super Beetle

                                  • Matthew Trujillo
                                    Matthew Trujillo  1 months back

                                    Is a 1991 Nissan 300zx with 200k miles with a bad water pump and a overheating transmission for 2500$ good?

                                    • GenericFishBowl
                                      GenericFishBowl  1 months back

                                      Best and worst liquors to drink before 12 pm

                                      • lord thick nipples
                                        lord thick nipples  2 months back

                                        JDM is the way to go my friend

                                        • connor wherry
                                          connor wherry  2 months back

                                          WHY IS HE YELLING AT MEEEEE

                                          • R3troBlades
                                            R3troBlades  2 months back

                                            I bought an 08 Aveo 5 stick shift with a blown trans and clutch for less than 500 and spent about 300-400 in parts it was a bit of a headache but I'd never replaced a trans before this and I'm glad I bought the car now because as soon as I have it insured I will make it my daily driver! P.s I've always wanted a stick shift car since I was like 10 years old and I finally have one to drive around 😁

                                            • DubLDose123
                                              DubLDose123  2 months back

                                              What is your opinion on 1990-1996 nissan 300zx TT??

                                              • Matthew Trujillo
                                                Matthew Trujillo  1 months back

                                                I was looking at a 1991 300zx with 190k miles but it is in good condition..wby?

                                            • Erron Morgan
                                              Erron Morgan  2 months back

                                              How about a 94 corvette?

                                              • Ahmad Faris
                                                Ahmad Faris  2 months back

                                                My grandma had her Morris Minor from the 50's just sitting there collecting dust and rust, can't seems to find any more parts for it, might as well bolted some simple Toyota engine on it. But i can barely change my car's wheels

                                                • SpearHunked
                                                  SpearHunked  2 months back

                                                  I appreciate the enthusiasm but sheesh the yelling was too much.

                                                  • Taylor Fagley
                                                    Taylor Fagley  2 months back

                                                    Loved the EK hatch mention👍🏻

                                                    • Adrian Alvarenga
                                                      Adrian Alvarenga  2 months back

                                                      I have 1990 Nissan Sentra, I thought I can find parts widely available but thats not true

                                                      • EvilJ069
                                                        EvilJ069  2 months back

                                                        Your license plate frame is illegal in TX and other states... Anything that obstructs any portion of the state name is

                                                        • 00Noontide
                                                          00Noontide  2 months back

                                                          Legit

                                                          • MrTilbin
                                                            MrTilbin  2 months back

                                                            I got a 90 300ZX for free with an "R" title. I'm so excited to have some fun with it. Since it's an NA automatic it wasn't worth anything even with a clean title, so the sky's the limit to make this a nice, fun, weekend car show car I can still take to auto cross events. Already got Nissan's 4.5L V8 ready to be rebuilt and put in. For body work, if you aren't in a rush, don't be afraid to contact a local trade school! Many will fix and paint it for materials cost, or even redo the engine and trans.

                                                            • George Spindler
                                                              George Spindler  2 months back

                                                              Ten years old ish. Take a walk through the junkyard. I look at what is there near or under 10 years old. A good supply of parts is important. Not to expensive. Audi Quattro B5 60,000 miles. Given to me free. Low mileage. Needs good once over. Lots in the junkyard. Note

                                                              • Rex Csl
                                                                Rex Csl  2 months back

                                                                Hey Scotty I have an opportunity to get a 1978 dodge d 100, it has 45000 miles on it and was babied by my great uncle. Would it be worth fixing up?

                                                                • Joel Pierce
                                                                  Joel Pierce  2 months back

                                                                  Scotty, Have I got a car for You 🤥

                                                                  • burnt gluestick
                                                                    burnt gluestick  2 months back

                                                                    recorded on android

                                                                    • thrashingjustin
                                                                      thrashingjustin  2 months back

                                                                      Just got a mk3 gti vr6. It ran great when i teat drove it but when it was dropped off, it started idling weird. Ive spent over $300 changing spark plugs, ignition wires, and o2 sensor, did nothing lol 😂 but! Just found out the maf sensor is bad. Hopefully it helps! Wish me luck lol

                                                                      • SuperEman500
                                                                        SuperEman500  2 months back

                                                                        My Project Car is a 2012 Volvo S60 R T6, it has about 325 horsepower, I'm going to try and get it up to 400-500 HP

                                                                        • Carlos Mzd3
                                                                          Carlos Mzd3  4 weeks back

                                                                          @Sir Lancelotthose are bulletproof 😂😂

                                                                        • Sir Lancelot
                                                                          Sir Lancelot  2 months back

                                                                          SuperEman500 that’s not a project that’s a brand new car

                                                                      • Nika Tskhovrebadze
                                                                        Nika Tskhovrebadze  3 months back

                                                                        soo porsche 944 is good idea?

                                                                        • Ghislain Pitre
                                                                          Ghislain Pitre  3 months back

                                                                          Looking for a 1968 Hemi Cuda, willing to pay $1.00

                                                                          • LiL_Windex
                                                                            LiL_Windex  3 months back

                                                                            I’m sticking to my 2010 carolla lol

                                                                            • michael faulkner
                                                                              michael faulkner  3 months back

                                                                              advice i got at 14, pick the project car that makes YOU happy, cuz your never gonna get your money back. I'm 38

                                                                              • Lucky
                                                                                Lucky  3 months back

                                                                                Im 14 and i have a miata as a project car

                                                                                • Timothy Montess13
                                                                                  Timothy Montess13  3 months back

                                                                                  Why is the s13 the worst project car....thats what i have!!

                                                                                  • Mihir 2009
                                                                                    Mihir 2009  3 months back

                                                                                    His Celica needs a 2JZ-GTE and RWD swap.

                                                                                    • James Woods
                                                                                      James Woods  3 months back

                                                                                      Simply the best!

                                                                                      • Napoleon Einstein
                                                                                        Napoleon Einstein  3 months back

                                                                                        C body Mopars...cheap, built solid as a tank, mechanical parts cheap and plentiful

                                                                                        • Brandon Harry
                                                                                          Brandon Harry  3 months back

                                                                                          One of my friends daily drove 1964 Falcon in Australia and now has a 2011 Falcon Ute that he switches between, still driving the 64 often.

                                                                                          • omgwtf696969
                                                                                            omgwtf696969  3 months back

                                                                                            thank you again scotty. been having trouble finding something in my budget that's good to go so I was thinking of rebuilding one. didn't think about seeing what's in my local scrap and working off that. thanks for sharing your expertise again!