If you’re considering purchasing a classic car, there are some things you should look out for that you may not be aware of. Classic cars are a significant investment, so make sure you spend your money wisely.
- Look for rust. Classic cars that have visible signs of rust are cars you may want to steer clear of. Rust on the exterior often means rust in other places, which could lead to costly unexpected repairs. It also indicates that the car has been neglected for an extended time and likely has other issues.
- Check insurance requirements. Insurance for classic cars can be costly. Talk with your insurance agent before making your big purchase to make sure you can get an affordable insurance package that protects your car from theft and damage.
- Know the difference between “old” and “classic.” If you’re a first-time classic car buyer, you’re better off purchasing a car that needs very little work. If a vehicle is old, that does not necessarily mean it’s a classic. Many old cars have little to no value and won’t provide a good return for your investment.
- Be sure you have a skilled mechanic nearby. It’s undeniable that older cars come with occasional problems. Unfortunately, many mechanics are not experienced in servicing classic vehicles, so be sure to check that you have a mechanic nearby who will be able to help in case you need repairs.
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