Car Restoration

Car Restoration Books, Manuals and Guides

Old truck photo

Transform an old jalopy into a custom mechanical work of art with professional help from automotive restoration books. At The Motor Bookstore, we have reference materials and classic car repair study guides to help you get ready for your next restoration project.

We are home to the largest selection of classic car restoration books at the best prices anywhere. You'll find step-by-step car restoration guides, manuals and books for Corvette, Mustang, VW and just about any other make and model vehicle. From modifying a muscle car to practical ways to restore an old GM truck, we're the go-to source for all your needs.

DIY car restoration can be incredibly rewarding, but only if you have the accurate and reliable information and instructions to get the job done right. Our selection of manuals, guides and books provide expert tips and tricks for the DIY restorer and collectors' guides for the classic car junkie. These books are written to help even novice mechanics execute simple to complex services, repairs and procedures. It's like having a seasoned DIY classic car restoration expert by your side to oversee the project from beginning to end.

Get the Manuals You Need

Car restoration guides make the perfect gift for auto enthusiasts of all kinds. Our extensive library of literature on DIY car restoration means we have a variety of books for all of the most popular and iconic models of vehicles on the road. Along with step-by-step car restoration guides for repairs, modifications and enhancements, we also offer original manufacturer guides, buyer guides, parts guides and so much more.

Browse our selection of car restoration books below. If you don't immediately see what you're looking for, get in touch with one of our helpful representatives for assistance finding exactly what you need.

Go Ahead... Restore it!

When you're ready for your next classic car restoration DIY project, head to The Motor Bookstore to find the car restoration guide for your make and model. Our selection covers restorer and collector favorites with everything for maintenance and custom modifications to your 1968 Ford F-250, 1970 Chevy Corvette, or 1977 Harley Davidson Low Rider. We carry guides and manuals for Ford, General Motors, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Chevrolet and more with special materials and reference guides for Corvettes and Mustangs.

If you've recently brought home a car from an auction that needs a little TLC, our automotive restoration books provide an accurate, expert reference on the most popular car restoration projects. These guides cover every aspect of your project whether you're doing a bit of bodywork or are starting on a frame-off restoration. With the help of these reference materials, you'll be able to handle the maintenance, repairs, and modifications for your vehicles.

Manuals and guides from The Motor Bookstore will help you save a little time, avoid common mistakes and maybe even cut down on the frustrations and choice words that inevitably come with DIY restoration passion projects. Find tips, tricks and expert advice on suspension work, brake retrofits, de-rusting, fuel systems, dent repair wiring upgrades and more.

Grab a muscle care restoration book or classic car repair guide to help you take care of the mechanics and aesthetics of your restoration project. Increase your car's horsepower, add chrome finishes or change over to electrical ignition with the help of our professional guides. Roll up your sleeves, get your grease rags ready and read up on the latest tips and tricks from restoration experts to get your pride-and-joy ready for the next car show.

DIY restorers may also be interested in adding a touch of nostalgia to their workshop, garage, den or office with a high-quality, Made in the U.S.A., repro vintage tin sign. Check out our great selection.

1955 Buick

Above: Dominic Whittle's 1955 Buick. Surrey, UK.