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What You Can Expect When You Buy a Classic Vehicle from a Dealer, Private Seller, or at Auction

May 23rd, 2015

Now that you have decided to buy a classic car, you have 3 shopping choices for the new addition to the family: a classic car dealer, a private seller or a classic car auction. All good choices, and all different experiences. In reality you probably won't have much choice about who you buy from. Classic cars are so unique that when you find the car of your dreams you most likely won't have a choice over who the seller is. So it is useful to spend some time becoming acquainted with the three different types of seller in order to maximize the chances of a smooth negotiation and an enjoyable purchase process. Knowing the ins and outs of each seller group will help you level the playing field.

There are a lot of myths out there about dealers, auctions, and private sellers. Here is some real information that you can use to make the process of buying a classic car easier and as hassle-free as possible.

Classic Car Dealers

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Private Sellers

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Classic Car Auctions

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