Are You Looking To Purchase A Classic Muscle Car?
If your looking to buy your first classic car; the first thing that you should decide is how much money you plan to spend. This is what will determine what quality of car your going to buy. Obviously the more you have to spend, the better of a car you will get.
There are a lot of things that are very important when you purchase your first car. Actually I guess this really applies when you purchase a car no matter if it’s your first one or your hundred and first one.
Bullet List Of Important Considerations
The rarity if the car; how many were produced?
Condition of the car; is the car a show piece, or a daily driver?
Originality of the car; do all of the number match?
In my opinion the three above things are what adds the most value to a car, or car. If your just looking for a daily driver, and it doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect; you might be able to save a little money on the deal.
For me I like to customize my cars a bit, and build hot rods, or resto-mods out of them. In this case there is no need for a numbers matching car, or an extremely rare car that would end up being a collectors item in the years to come.
I would look for a car that is in excellent condition, rather then a numbers matching perfect show piece. Don’t get me wrong I love a perfectly restored classic car, but I have more fun with a car that I can drive every day; rather then a car that I want to lock up all of the time.
In any case you should have no less then $10,000 dollars to purchase your first classic car, or car. This is a good even starting number, and usually you can find a car that is in fairly good condition when you start out with the right amount of cash.
Remember this is not the 1980′s any more, and the idea of you purchasing a car in good condition is no longer possible for $2,500 so don’t waste your time, or that of the person selling the car. Just keep in mind that you can possibly purchase a parts car for that price; however you get nothing more.
Important Decisions When Purchasing A Classic Car
1. How do I want to spend the money; will I purchase a car that is in better condition, and spend more on the purchase of the car?
2. Will I save money on the purchase of the car, and get a car that is not in top condition, and spend the money on a restoration on the car?
3. If I spend more on the restoration of the car; can I do most of the work to restore the car; what needs to be done, and can I do it?
4. Is the car extremely rare, and will parts cost a mint to purchase?
5. If buying the car online, can I go look at the car before I purchase it?
The internet is a great place to start searching for the perfect classic car, or car for you. A word of warning is that you should check out the dealers before you buy from any of them, and private seller really have nothing to lose, so you need to do your due diligence on the purchase of the car.
Below I will give you a short list of the places that I know are trustworthy to deal with on the internet. I know that these companies have been around for a long time, and in this business time means everything. If they are shady, they are gone quickly.