In 20th century America, the economic powerhouse of the world, the design teams of the giant car manufacturers were given free rein to realise their creative potential and they didn’t disappoint, between the 1930’s and 1970 American cars exemplified style, power and technical excellence. Naturally, American cars were designed for large straight roads and long distance family trips, in contrast to lighter, smaller and more economical European cars. American car design during that era seems to express the American dream. Owning and restoring a classic car is not an investment, it is a passion, the process of finding an old car, buying and importing it, stripping it down and then discussing and planning the process of the restoration is a rewarding experience. Classic American cars are not only things of style and beauty, they are also easy to drive and very reliable, the most common engine configuration for cars was of course the famous V8, which is an excellent and reliable power unit.