How To Sell Your Classic Car Today

Selling a classic car on your own can be a daunting process for private owners. Determining a fair asking price, finding interested buyers, and negotiating a reasonable deal takes effort, time and expertise. Attempting to sell a classic car on your own as a private owner can be frustrating and risky. Many owners ultimately feel disappointed with the price they receive through a private sale however, so where to start? Some considerations are getting your car to a basic level of preparedness, & your selling timeframe.

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Knowing your specific vehicle’s history and that make model 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… All these things are important ingredients to keep in mind.

Repairing mechanical issuesProfessional detailingStoring it somewhere clean & easily accessible

Once the car is in its best condition, take some pictures. Take well-lit pictures and capture all the details. 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. Note however at Beverly Hills Car Club we often only need to see a few photos of the car to make an offer.

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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 marketThe vehicle’s conditionVehicle popularityAre in a rush to sell?

All this legwork can be avoided by selling to a dealer like Beverly Hills Car Club. We often purchase vehicles sight-unseen based on a few photos, making preparation unnecessary. You can sell faster without extra work!

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Whether you are selling a showroom-quality car, or a total restoration project, the Beverly Hills Car Club is always looking to add to their wide-ranging inventory. For cars that are barn-find restoration projects, all the way up to top-of-the-line concours cars; you are sure to find your dream car!

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-Alex Manos, Owner – Beverly Hills Car Club

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