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Restored classic cars

Everybody’s got their dream car, and for many, it dates back to the 1950s or ’60s, the era of classic America muscle cars. But keep in mind, it’s going to take a lot of time, money and ambition to bring an old car back to its original beauty. (Photos by Hubble Ray Smith/Daily Miner)

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Classic cars sit on the lot at Dunton Motors with a vintage neon used car sign and Route 66 emblem, calling to the car culture in Kingman.

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A 1964 fuel-inject Corvette and Shelby GT 500 are two of the higher-end classics on display in Dunton Motors’ showroom, which attracts tourists looking for photo opportunities.

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A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sits on the lot of Kingman Landscape and Maintenance atop El Trovatore Hill, among several project cars awaiting restoration.

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Rick Rice, owner of R&R Body Shop on Andy Devine Avenue, said restoring classic cars like this 1952 Triumph can cost more than people think.

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This AMC Javelin at Dunton Motors was featured in Car Craft magazine.

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A 1970 Mustang is in the process of being restored at Dunton Motors.

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The windshield is smashed on a ’41 Oldsmobile that Chris Burkett found in Arkansas and is selling for $3,000 on his lot at Kingman Landscape and Maintenance.

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Jim Stephens, an employee at Dunton Motors Dream Machines, shows the turquoise 1957 Chevy he helped restore.