Selling a Classic Car: What You Need to Know

The ongoing American love affair with the classic car sees thousands of iconic vehicles sold across the country every week. They certainly don’t make them like this anymore! Whether the striking, muscular chassis of a classic Mustang or the imperial luxury of an old Cadillac convertible, a classic car stands out on the forecourt in a way that most modern cars simply cannot.

Classic Car

Classic car buyers are a demanding bunch, and the fact that many of these iconic cars are pretty old means that you can expect scrutiny of their inner workings to be a bit more thorough. And yet, it is also broadly accepted that classic cars are aesthetic pieces first and foremost, so naturally, the usual rules about wear and tear don’t apply. A classic car is very rarely destined for the scrap yard.

Because selling a classic car can be a fairly complicated business with a whole host of different rules and a completely different market to contend with, selling to a dealership is undoubtedly the best option. If you are selling a used classic car in Sacramento, it’s best to locate a dealership with an intimate knowledge of the market, a wide network of dealerships across the country, and a database link with the DMV. Cash For Cars in Sacramento offers all that, as well as offering a range of additional services to help you get the best price and the fastest, securest transaction for cash.

Here are some useful tips on how best to shift your piece of motoring history.

Preparing a Classic Car for Sale

When it comes to preparing any car for sale, there are some basic principles to follow. Generally speaking, you want to have your car looking the best it can – without spending more money than the extra you would make on the sale of the car. After that has been done, it’s time to contact a dealership that will provide an experienced car sales specialist to appraise the car and give a realistic price quote.

But when it comes to selling a classic car, the preparation job takes a few extra steps. It would help if you were to bear in mind that you are dealing with an item of aesthetic beauty, so a little extra is needed. For classic cars, it is a good idea to clean the engine bay and the undercarriage. Keep in mind, though, that spraying water over an old engine could lead to trouble. Always cover the battery, fuse box, carburetor, and any other sensitive internal parts with a plastic bag before you begin.

Paperwork

Dealing with the paperwork on a classic car is where the help of a good dealership really comes into its own. DMV paperwork can be particularly complicated for older cars (although there are helpful exemptions for classic cars, such as no need for a smog test). A good dealership like Cash for Cars in Sacramento can sort all of this for you and ensure that the liability for the car is completely transferred over at the point of sale.

Look Out for Added Bonuses for Classic Cars

Again, this is one reason selling through a reputable dealership is such a good idea. Stealers know that they are dealing with something a bit more special when trading classic cars, and some, like Cash for Cars in Sacramento, will usually pay significantly more than the trade-in value. Special care should be given special treatment! In doing so, you can exploit bonuses such as the free towing and upfront cash payment offered when classic cars are sold.

Randolph Palmer

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