Evolution of A Classic

 

Once inventors got a hold of the idea of a better way to travel the technology behind the vehicle took off.  Because of this many automotive companies popped up, as many as 170 car manufacturers in the United States.  After a while that dwindled down to 70.  Disasters like World War, fires, floods and economic collapse were the downfall of many. Continue reading

Experience the range of functions your Audi has to offer in a new dimension

Experience the range of functions your Audi has to offer in a new dimension with the help of augmented reality. The Audi eKurzinfo app helps you learn and understand more about your vehicle.
This application is currently only available for the Audi A1, Audi A3 and Audi S3 (from model year 2012 onwards).
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From Style and Grace to Speed and Power: The Classic Automobile

 

When vehicles really took off, after the second World War style, grace and luxury were the focus of many automakers.  They need to appeal to the masses on a visual levels.  Cars were status symbols, showing the world that you were a productive member of society with a good life.  They were luxuries and the cars between World War II and the 70’s screamed decadence.  Continue reading

The Value of Classic Cars

 

Depending on the condition and era of the car the prices vary wildly.  To find that perfect classic at the best price it is a good idea to talk to those in the know before setting out blindly looking.

Classic car rallies are held across the country hosted by a variety of sponsors.  Some are held by local businesses and others are held by cities or car collector groups.  Any and all of these places are a great way to get the heads up on the value of a classic car but the most unbiased views will come from collectors themselves.  Continue reading

How to Determine the Value of Your Classic Car

If you have decided to sell your classic car there are several things to consider before you set a price.

Determine if you want to add the cost of change of ownership in the base price of the vehicle or stipulate that the purchaser will be responsible for this additional cost.

Check on line for prices set by owners of vehicle similar to your own.  Check out the pictures provided, do they depict a mint condition vehicle or one that needs some work?  Is the seller included extra parts with the sale of the car?  Read the ad thoroughly.  Especially check on odometer readings and number of previous owners.  Those often are taken into account by potential buyers, especially if they are serious car collectors. Continue reading

The World of Classic Car Sales

 

Classic car collectors are a society apart.  They gladly welcome new comers and looky loos alike but they have a language all their own.  When taking that step into the world of classic car collectors it is best to first skim the outer regions to find the best places to purchase these treasured classics.

Simply typing in classic cars in to your search engine will call forth a plethora of possibilities.  Results from vintage eras like the 1920’s to more recent classics of the 1990’s (hard to imagine but yes the 90’s are now considered to be classics by some) the first decision to make is which era to buy from.

Several things to do before deciding on an era would be price your willing to pay and the availability of parts.  Some of the more vintage cars often have subtle upgrades done simply because their classic parts are too hard to locate.  Classic muscle cars have parts easier to obtain because a lot of them are still in production.  While their outer shells have been updated the mechanics have largely not changed in the past thirty to fifty years.  Not only that but these classics are easier to find in country auctions as ageing farmers and their families clear out barns and garages.  A drive through the country can sometimes offer up road side deals.  These may not be mint condition vehicles but a simple trip to the wrecking yard or on line auction site can help restore your gem.

Auto trading magazines offer all sorts of vehicle finds but the cars listed in these speciality magazines are usually higher priced than those found from farm auctions and road sides.  The people who list the classics in publications often know the true value of their listing and therefore ask more.  If you have the money then this is a good way to make the purchase.  The advantages sometimes out weight the downside.  Buying through a reliable publication means that you will have a clean ownership change and can choose a mint condition vehicle rather than a hobby fixer upper.

On-line sites are a hit and miss.  As with most things this type of finding a classic car is more of a buyers beware deal.  When you use on-line auction sites you run the risk of not knowing the history of the vehicle, if the pictures are true to life or if you are actually going to receive what you have bid on.  If using an on-line auction site it would be best to bid on a vehicle that you can drive to see.  If the auctioneer is not willing to have you come and see the vehicle in person then a big red flag should be raised.  Also be aware of shipping costs.  If you are bidding from a distance and will have to ship your vehicle check to see if the costs are included with your bid or will be added after.

When you take that step into the world of auto collectors you enter a brotherhood that will embrace you and reward you with new friendships and new view on life.

The Best Muscle Cars to Buy Used

When purchasing a classic muscle car there are several things to consider before you decide which car you want to own. First speak to your insurance agent. Will they insure the vehicle? What will the cost be? Will you drive it twelve months of the year or less? These questions may help determine which car you choose. Different vehicles are seen to be more or less prone to theft and accidents so rates may vary depending on which vehicle you own. They should also be able to inform you about the emission tests required based on your area of residence.

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