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As this was a capital asset you can claim a loss. You cannot add the expense you paid for travel and trying to find a restoration shop unfortunately. This is because you are not in the business if selling or a dealer and you did not have anything restored on the vehicle.
Your loss is the difference in your cost (plus improvements) and the sale price (less cost to sell).
If your loss is more than other capital gains you can apply $3000 of the loss against other income (like wages) then carry forward till used .
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