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Tips Before Buying Classic Cars

February 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

Classic cars have their own charm. Their charisma and beauty can turn several heads on the road. If you have set your eyes on any such beauty then it is time that you know some helpful tips before you finalize your decision. Most of the prospective buyers have a potential classic car in their head, however if you have not decided on the model of the car then it is best to read reviews about different classic cars and make a fair comparison.

It is important to know the exact year of manufacture before comparing car reviews. Even a small time difference can change the value of any classic car. You can visit different car clubs or online car forums to get the best advice. One must also decide on whether they would want to buy a restored car or they would prefer to buy a project car and restore it themselves. Project cars may be cheap however they would incur heavy expense in the restoration process whereas restored cars are easy picks. Once one has finalized the model of the classic car, it is time to shop around for price. It is best to check the average market price by searching the internet. One must also shop around for insurance options available for classic cars.

Not all insurance companies provide auto insurance on classic cars hence it is important that you research and understand classic car insurance policies online. Next thing is to speak to the car owner and understand the reason for selling the vintage car. One must understand that it is hard to find spare parts for old models and most of the parts available online are going to cost a fortune. Thorough inspection by a local mechanic is recommended to avoid major expenses in future. One must check for dents or scratches or any surface abrasions. It is also important that you check the interiors of the car thoroughly. Inspect the odometer and look out for any loose wires. One must also inspect the car upholstery for stains or damages.

Next important thing to check is the history of the car. It is best to know how many owners the car has had before, was the car involved in any kind of crash or accident, has the car been involved in flood or any other natural calamity etc. Do not forget to check the vehicle registration and other documents. Once you are completely satisfied with the vehicle you can move towards the negotiation stage.

Author is Gagan Modi, who is owner of Mycarhelpline.com and deals in second hand cars in Delhi.

Source: EzineArticles
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