Have you ever dreamed of owning a 1967 Cadillac convertible? Or maybe you’ve had your eye set on an older Shelby? These rare and classic cars not only look cool, but they can also be a valuable investment. Unlike many other cars, they only appreciate in value over time.
Finding these rare and classic cars is not always easy. Here are a few places you can find some of these unique cars:
The classifieds are a diverse marketplace that puts you in touch with a large number of individuals in your community. If you’re lucky, you’ll find other collectors selling some of their cars. Of course, these listings won’t pop up everyday. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be rare cars. That means that you’ll have to be persistent and patient in your search.
Many websites are devoted to the collection of classic cars, and they include directories for buying and selling. You can find these sites and search for what you need, or you can post an ad yourself saying what car you are looking for and how much you are willing to pay. (If you aren’t sure of your budget, you can just post the wanted ad without that information.) Try to find sites that are local to you or that have local directories. Otherwise, you may have to travel across the country to get your car.
Local Car Clubs
Many people who collect classic cars like to meet up and show them off. If you join one of these local car clubs, you’ll also get access to e-mail lists and directories for buying and selling. Many transactions are also conducted by word of mouth when one member starts talking about thinking about selling and word gets around. Attending these clubs can help you find out about sales before they are published and maybe even to get a deal.
Buying a classic car is a great investment. The car will appreciate with time, and you’ll enjoy owning a piece of history. You can start your search in the local classifieds, which is the best place to look for any secondhand item. However, if you don’t have any luck there, you can expand your search to online directories and local car clubs. With luck, you’ll find the car you are looking for and at the price you can afford.