Classic Car Seller’s Tips
Whether you’re looking to sell a classic Mercedes from the 1950’s, an unfinished Jaguar restoration project, or a pristine Austin-Healey with racing pedigree, selling anything requires planning and strategy. Unless you’re looking to move your classic out of the garage in the quickest possible way, selling it for a fair market price may take some time. However, there are a few basic Seller’s Tips that are the same across the board – no matter what make, model or condition your classic is in. The Alex Manos team is delighted to provide you with the following classic car Seller’s Tips to help you get started. Should you have any questions or would like more detailed information, be sure to browse their model-specific Seller’s Tips throughout this website.
Before you place the car for sale, have it inspected by a qualified mechanic that specializes in your particular type of classic car. If there are a few minor repairs that may increase the overall appeal or functionality of the car, it may increase the overall value.
Always research what similar models are going for and try to find out the availability of your particular classic. Typically, classic car values are higher for those that have been well maintained and are as original as possible. It is always best to avoid adding aftermarket parts to a classic if you plan on reselling it in the future.
Make an advertising plan. This may include an Internet or newspaper posting, contacting local dealers, mentioning the sale to friends and family, and posting an ad in classic car magazines or with classic car clubs in your area. Always increase the appeal of your classic by taking quality photographs.
Although it sounds simple, when potential buyers get in touch with you, be sure to respond quickly and professionally.
Price your classic realistically and according to the current market. If you have a hard time researching current information, you may want to get in touch with professionals like those at Alex Manos that can assist you in better understanding the current market value of your car.
If you wish to sell a classic car you do well to know what makes your specific year and model special. The 1956-1959 Mercedes 300SL models for example, were built with a modern paint system to deter rust. Many of the models still rusted, often on the front two wings. If you have one without rust, this is good. This is one example of the types of specific appraisal and investigative insights the team at Alexmanos.com brings to your car sale opportunity.
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