While memory does gild the past, we have fond memories of special automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles. But, it’s not too late to find a wonderful vehicle, you can drive today. After all how many hobbies offer a hedge against inflation? For with a fixed supply of old vehicles, and a growing number of buyers, prices only head up. And of course, you do not need to be a celebrity to own a fine old car. You just need to spend the time it takes to get what you want, and buy or rebuild the one that you want.
Can you imagine a nicer vehicle for a nostalgic anniversary trip back to your honeymoon hotel, or for a memorial senior prom or other special event? Once you discover the joys of driving older cars, it’s time to think about acquiring one. If you have an irresponsible lust for a particular model, we have many sources for it. You should survey the field of antique, classic, and production vehicles to find a car that suits your needs. Some vehicles should be left to the more experience old car buffs. Are you looking for inexpensive transportation or a show car? A “driver” that is in fair condition costs a lot less than an immaculate show car. Do you like two seaters or need room for a family? Many of the questions you answer when you buy a new vehicle apply to older cars. Additional questions, such as “Can I fix it myself?” or “How much time do I have to handle restoration? must be answered as well. If you are handy and patient you might want to restore your own vehicle. Restoration comes in many forms. You can build sweat equity with your own work, if you have the skills. Older cars are fairly simple to work on and fairly simple mechanicals. And then there are the “drivers”, they go nicely. But may not be in mint condition or all original.
Classic cars are revvving their way back.
Do you remember the 50s, 60s, and 70s?
Plenty of baby boomers do and they are looking back now, remembering the car they had or wished they had in high school. Those were the muscle cars. Cars with the big block engine just begging to be drag raced. Cars with distinctive names, Barracuda, Charger, Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, Superbird, Super Bee, Chevelle, etc. and aggressive shapes. Cars that inspired loyalty. From 1960 to 1974, in a one-two punch. Ralph Nadar and gas rationing ended the muscle car era. And in came safe more efficient cars with tamer engines and some say personality free profiles.
We have thousands of used and collectible sources for automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles. You can buy, sell or trade with dealers, private parties, auction houses, and some are government-seized vehicles. Our guides are for anyone searching who wants an antique, vintage, classic, muscle, or special interest vehicles.
You can use our price-value guide to check prices. You can search by category or geographical location. Call or contact us for more information. Or we have a Classic Car Investment Guide.