Buying a Classic Car online
This article is actually about selling a classic car online, but every seller needs a buyer!
If you are buying online, and cannot get up close and personal to kick the tires, be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection from a local Auto Appraiser.
In South Florida, we can help!
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If you do an internet search for ‘auto pre-purchase inspection’ almost certainly the first Sponsored listing will be Lemon Squad. Lemon Squad has great marketing! Dig a little deeper and search for Lemon Squad reviews and you might decide to keep searching. Whichever auto pre-purchase inspection company grabs your attention, before you hire them, do your due-diligence by reading through all the good, the bad and the ugly reviews online.
Which Land Rover Defender 110 would you buy? Recently a client from Texas called to say he was looking to buy one of two mid-1990s advertised for sale in Miami, and he wanted pre-purchase inspections (PPI) on both so that he could decide if and which one to purchase. They were both being offered at about the same price.
In which state should you register your collector car? A great majority of the registrations for collector cars are split between three states: South Dakota, Arizona, and Montana. It can be a little confusing to know which one to choose , so here's a breakdown of each state to give you an idea of the one that’s right for you.
California emissions standards are much stricter than those implemented by the EPA. The EPA is a federal government agency that oversees environmental protection matters. In 1970, congress passed the Clean Air Act (CAA). The law gives the EPA the authority to set nationwide vehicle emissions standards. But under one section of the act, California was granted the ability to seek a waiver from federal standards, thereby allowing the state to set its own stricter regulations.
Whether you are looking to purchase a 1946 Chevy pick-up truck with a Corvette engine, a 1979 Excalibur Series II Phaeton, or any other out-of-the-ordinary "oddball" vehicle you would be well advised to get a pre-purchase inspection, or financing appraisal to determine the condition and/or the fair market value of the the vehicle. Call/text 786-853-0711 to discuss your needs
If your Jaguar has been in an auto accident, there are two possible outcomes: declared a Total Loss, or repaired and back on the road. Either way, you should be aware of the auto insurance industry's two biggest kept secrets: Appraisal Clause and Diminished Value. Do an internet search of both terms, and learn how you can receive a greater settlement than the insurance company is willing to pay. Call/text: 786-853-0711
If you are looking to purchase a 1955-57 Chevy "Tri-Five" in South Florida and want a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) or need an appraisal for financing, we've got you covered! Call/text 786-853-0711 to receive a sample of our 25 page 40+ photograph pdf report
Can you make a Diminished Value claim on an older collector car? As attorneys are known to say "it depends!" Generally, when a car is fully depreciated, the likelihood of a Diminished Value Claim is slim. Collectors cars may be fully depreciated, and then their value starts to rise. Think 1970's air-cooled Porsches! Is this 1960 Jaguar XK150S DHC a candidate?
Did a pre-purchase inspection of a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback at Motor Car Gallery in Fort Lauderdale today for a client in Southern California. A really nice clean sympathetic restoration, its only fault being new-looking barely used tires with 2009/10 date codes, which should be replaced for safety reasons. Despite a very positive review, the client decided to keep looking! If you are in the market for a '67 Fastback, call Motor Car Gallery, as this one will slip away soon!
Are you looking to purchase an antique or classic car in South Florida? To be sure that it truly reflects the condition as advertised by the seller and determine its current accurate Fair Market Value, get a Pre-Purchase inspection (PPI) and Fair Market Value appraisal. What do you think this '56 Continental Mark II is worth? Call/text: 786-853-0711