Are you considering buying a classic car?
Do you know what it is you should be looking out for, and do you have the appropriate classic car storage facilities available for when you do buy one?
There are many things you need to consider when you are thinking of purchasing a classic car; even more than there is when you are buying an everyday vehicle.
Buying anything over the internet can be seen as risky, but even more so if you are spending thousands of pounds on a classic that is going to spend a lot of time in secure car storage.
There are many things you can do to ensure you are getting exactly what you want when you are classic car hunting, and we can give you some tips for you to take note of for when you go surfing for the perfect classic car.
1. Investigate the seller
Finding out what you can about a seller over the internet isn’t the most simple thing to do, but there are ways you can deal with that.
When it comes to a classified advertisement, there isn’t a lot you can do to find out about the person, other than typing their name and location into Google and seeing what results that comes up with.
If you were buying through an online auction site, then there will be a feedback system where other buyers have left comments on sellers, and from there you can pick up who is trustworthy enough to buy from.
2. Inspect all photographs
If you are dealing with a reputable seller then they will have nothing to hide from you, so ask to see as many photos as you want, and from any angle you want.
You should only buy a car you are comfortable with buying, and if you aren’t getting a good feeling then you should begin to be slightly suspicious.
3. Inspect the car in person (if possible)
We would always recommend seeing a car with your own eyes and giving it the once over before deciding to buy it, but we understand that isn’t always possible.
If you can’t do that – for example, the car is up for sale in Glasgow and you live in Swansea – then the next best thing is to get in touch with a local mechanic to the classic car’s location and ask them to give the car the once over on your behalf.