If you’re considering buying a classic car, you likely want some assurance about what you’re buying. That’s where we come in. Purchasing a classic car is an investment. Our fees are protection against a poor decision. We often find that not all vehicles are as advertised and in those cases, our fees can protect you.
Novice classic car buyers are often drawn to a car’s appearance. We go beneath the surface to investigate the condition of the car, the state of the market, the reputation and credibility of the seller, and the availability of repair and restoration support.
Seasoned buyers know the importance of verifying the details, so they appreciate our attention to things like those on the short list below.
- Does the VIN tag match the title?
- Are the body/trim tags original?
- Do the engine numbers match and is this an original engine?
- If it is a replacement engine, do the numbers match the production period?
- Do the exterior paint and interior trim match the vehicle’s original color codes?
- What is the overall cosmetic condition of the vehicle?
- Is there evidence of body damage or repair?
- What is the fit of the body panels and chrome pieces?
- Is the undercarriage rust-free or is there evidence of repair work or welding?
- Is documentation available with the car? How about past ownership?
- What are other cars of like kind and quality selling for?
- After needed repairs, will you have more invested than the vehicle is worth?
- Will the seller guarantee the vehicle for any period of time after delivery?
- Will the seller deliver the car to you as a part of the purchase price?
- What is your accessibility to expert repair facilities and knowledgeable mechanics?
Answers to these questions and more will help you make a well-informed decision.