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In Search of a Classic Car Deal

February 6th, 2021

Buying and selling classic cars can either be a hobby for people, or a business. There are all kinds of car enthusiasts and some take it more seriously than others. If you’re just getting in to the market there are some general guidelines that may prove useful. First of all you there are two types of classic cars; those in good condition and those in need of restoration. A good first piece of advice is consider the size and cost of commitment that your call will incur. There’s no use buying a car that will sit and gather more unused dust in your garage.

Vintage cars can be found online and bargains are to be had on websites such as eBay, online car dealerships and online classifieds. It’s worth checking newspapers, car magazines, local dealers and online car forums. All the details and specifications provided in the car description will help you gain an idea of the market price and value at which to buy or sell your car.

By researching the field, you can look at classic car guides or get your car evaluated by a qualified and professional appraiser. Once you have purchased your car, if it is in need of repairs or restoration you might consider sending it off to a classic car restoration service. This way, the car’s original beauty and value can be brought back. It does however, depend on your budget. You may wish to take the restoration on as part of a hobby. If you are intending to sell the car, for business, then an expert restoration service would be more suitable.

Find out everything there is to know about your car; its make, model, history and stories to go with it. Classic car clubs provide book and guides with details in order for you to become an expert yourself. Even if you are only sharing your car with friends or fellow enthusiasts, it’s good practice to be well-read in your car’s area. If you do go to sell your car then you’ve got plenty of selling points to talk to potential buyers about. Showing your passion is part of your sales charm.

For both buying and selling there are publications that provide accurate market values of vintage cars based on six categories (best to a-work-in-progress). These publications include the Old Car Buyers Guide, Collectible and Special Interest Car Appraisal Guide & Directory are among a few good starting points. With these tips, you should be in a good place to begin your adventure.