1957 Skyliner restoration

I have a 1957 For Skyliner I want to have restored. A car like this in xcellent condition is probably worth $25-$30K, so I don’t want to spend that much. I’'m not lookin gfor a show car, just a pretty nice driver. I did have some quotes from people in CT and NY and they wer quite high. Is there some place in the US that is less expensive than the northeast for this type of restoration work (I had heard Tennessee)? Any other suggestions?