A while back, we gave you a list of 10 Easy Things You Need to Look for When Inspecting a Vintage Car Before a Purchase.

Now the Summit Racing video folks are going one step further to show you how to assess a classic project car before you open your wallet.

And better yet, they brought in car builder and YouTube Star Robby Layton to help.

Robby Layton inspecting a vintage car chassis on a lift
(Image/The Summit Racing YouTube Channel)

Using Robby’s recently-acquired 1957 Chevy barn find as a test subject, the team goes through and evaluates the condition of the car’s frame, body, mechanicals, and other key facets to show you what can make or break a sale.

More importantly, Robby explains some qualifying factors that influence the assessment as well: Will it be a nut-and-bolt restoration? Do you plan on future upgrades? Are you building a restomod?

In short, there are plenty of things to consider before driving home with your new project car.

Give the video a look and you’ll see what we mean. These classic vehicle inspection tips could help prevent a costly mistake—or steer you towards a golden opportunity. .