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Posted on November 19th, 2021

Here is Why You Check the VIN Before You Buy a Classic Car

You found the classic car of your dreams. The car checks out to be in great shape, there is a fair asking price and the paperwork all seems to check out. Time to make the purchase! But wait, have you checked the VIN? Does it match the VIN that is stamped in the frame or…   Read More

Posted on October 11th, 2021

9 Things to Consider About Classic Car Restorations

Every year the classic car market grows by leaps and bounds. New generation of enthusiasts are coming of age and the demand for collector cars is skyrocketing. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year restoring collector vehicles. There are those that are restoring vehicles solely from an investment standpoint. Others are restoring a…   Read More

Posted on September 17th, 2021

Use Caution If Buying a Classic Car Before You See It In Person

The way people are purchasing classic cars has changed a lot since the internet boom and has especially shifted since the beginning of the pandemic.  More and more collector classics are being purchased online from private sellers and online auctions. So, what should you do if the vehicle you want to buy is 2,000 miles…   Read More

Posted on July 16th, 2021

How to Inspect for Rust Before Buying a Classic Car or Truck

A couple months ago, we put out an article on the common problems to look for before buying a classic car or truck.  One major issue is the signs of a previous accident.  The other is rust. When it comes to rust, we can’t stress enough how much of a problem it can become during…   Read More

Posted on July 15th, 2021

9 Ways to Help Get Your Classic Car or Truck Ready to Sell

There are many reasons that you may want or need to part ways with your classic car or truck.  We certainly hope it is to make room for a new classic to add to your collection.  Regardless of your reasons to sell, we want to offer some advice to help you get ready. Many of…   Read More

Posted on July 14th, 2021

How to Keep Cool While Working On Your Classic Car This Summer

Summer is in full effect and parts of the country are already experiencing record breaking temperatures.  Summer is most common time for classic car and truck owners to break out their tools and start wrenching around outside of their winter-heated garages. You ever hear the term “Shade Tree Mechanic”?  It implies a mechanic works on…   Read More

Posted on June 24th, 2021

How to Get Financing for a Classic Car or Truck

Have you ever dreamed of owning a classic car, but wonder how long it would take to save enough money?   Do you think that owning a classic car or truck is only for the lucky few with disposable?  You are not alone!  For years there has been a stigma on classic, antique and vintage car…   Read More