I think this is going to be a hot topic... kind of like Canon vs. Nikon (do NOT get me started!! lol! )
My pretty common '65 Coupe is now ready for a little body (very little - new hood, one headlight cover, grill) and complete paint.
Without even seeing it, one shop estimated $10k (siting $1100/gallon for paint), and the other $10K to $30K. This was even after I said this was a basic paint job - no show quality, etc. The guy sounded like he was on drugs (maybe at that $30k price?). Still shopping around. I'm not after a maaco special, but $10k and up seems just downright stupid if it just sits in a garage, covered, and maybe goes out once a week in good weather.
I am after new seals on the windows, glass/lights removed, engine compartment not touched except for underneath the new hood), and I'm putting in the new rear and front light kits. Nor does the interior of the trunk need paint except for the underside of the trunk lid itself. No interior painting done at all either.
Thoughts/Comments? This should be a good one....