While most kids want to play catch with their favorite baseball player or hangout with an astronaut for a day, one boy wants his classic car restored. Mathew, 16, of Canon, Minn., has been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma for a few years; he is the proud owner of a 1968 Dodge Charger. In need of some TLC and around $50,000, Morrie's Automotive Group has decided to take on the project of bringing the classic back to life. Teaming with the Make a Wish Foundation, the local dealership has committed to investing 500 hours into a full restoration of the classic muscle car. Matthew was surprised with the news of the project this winter when the car was picked-up and trailered to Minnesota where it is currently being restored.
Watch a video about the restoration here:
The car will be revealed this spring when the project is completed. You can keep-up with the details and photos of the car as it's transitioned at the dealership's blog.
Keep up with the progress at the official blog here: