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How To Sell Your Classic Car Today?

Considerations: Basic Preparedness & Your Selling Timeframe

Selling a classic car can be a challenging process for private owners. Determining the asking price, finding buyers, and negotiating a fair deal requires time and expertise. Many owners ultimately feel disappointed with the price they receive through a private sale however, so where to start?

Knowing your vehicle’s history and market value will help you set a competitive asking price. Making any needed repairs, making sure you have all necessary documents, taking high quality photos, advertising the car, scouring the forums frequented by serious classic car buyers, negotiating are all important ingredients.

Prepare Your Car for Selling

Before you sell any classic car, try to make sure that it is in its best working order. This includes:

  • Taking care of any mechanical issues
  • Thoroughly detailing the interior
  • Putting it in an accessible and visible location

You can sell a car without taking these steps, especially if you go with a dealer like Beverly Hills Car Club which buys cars remotely via the internet – just send a few pictures by website or text to get started. Otherwise, you’ll likely need to go through these various processes and steps to sell your classic car. The more preparation you put in the vehicle, the easier it will be to find that elusive buyer.

When your car is valuable and in good condition, its defects are more obvious. To prevent problems when selling, you can take it to a professional detailer to take care of those imperfections. However with Beverly Hills Car Club, we buy cars AS-IS, no prep needed!

If you have an all-original vehicle that’s great, a good buyer wants it to look classic. This is especially true when the car has been in storage for a long time, or has high mileage. Many serious collectors prefer heavy cleaning.

Once the car is in its best condition, take some pictures. When doing this, well-lit pictures and capture all the details helps. Note however at Beverly Hills Car Club we often only need to see a few photos of the car to make an offer. If you are selling your car via the Internet, it is important to take as many photos as possible. Remember to snap a few pictures of the engine and even the trunk of your vehicle.

What’s Your Car’s Price?

The market’s view of what a similar vehicle is worth is known as the “classic car value”. You should consider many factors beyond the KBB price when you set your vehicle’s price, such as what others have sold for in your local area. There are other things to think about, such as:

  • The current market
  • The vehicle’s condition
  • Vehicle popularity

If you have a vehicle that is in rough condition and are in a rush to sell, to make a deal happen quickly you should be willing to accept the market price or perhaps even a little lower. If one of your collectible cars for sale is not a hot-seller, you should likewise not try to haggle for the best deal.

If you are unsure of pricing, you can call a professional appraiser. However, appraisers take time and money and are most often employed for only the most high-end vehicles. At BHCC, our buyers specialize in buying vintage European cars and other classic cars every day. Our knowledge of rare models can give you a fair price classic car value immediately.


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    We specialize in European luxury and sports cars as well as select vintage American models. We have the experience and knowledge to immediately find you the best price and the best service!”

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    At Beverly Hills Car Club, we are interested in buying any classic car.

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