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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category

Posted on January 17th, 2019

Can You Buy Classic Car Parts Online and Have a Shop Install Them?

Many people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and surrounding areas call and ask us if we can install the parts they’ve bought online for their classic car or truck. The answer is “yes we can.” Most shops won’t install customer supplied parts. Many have no experience even working on classic cars or trucks. They just shake…   Read More

Posted on August 9th, 2018

$4.5 Million Classic Car Scam Busted by the F.B.I.

We have written about common classic car scams, but the FBI has shut down a classic car fraud scheme that was anything but ordinary. A criminal ring of 25 men have been charged with ‘conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit concealment money laundering’.  These charges were brought upon them by the Federal…   Read More

Posted on August 1st, 2018

The History of Car Colors

The folks at Safelite AutoGlass published an infographic about the history of car colors. We found it interesting and wanted to share it with you. Car color is an important part of history, and the folks at Safelite trace the history of car colors beginning in 1886. They identify the current most popular car color,…   Read More

Posted on July 30th, 2018

Buying Classic Cars with Cryptocurrency

We all now have the chance to buy something old with something new.  Those somethings are a classic car and cryptocurrency.  This new digital currency is gaining trust and credibility in many worldwide industries and now we can add the classic car industry to that list. Classic Creations of Yukon, Oklahoma claim to be the…   Read More

Posted on July 10th, 2018

New Tariff for Imported Classic Cars and Parts Could Increase Ten-Fold

The current tariff on imported cars and car parts is 2.5%.  President Trump has a proposal that could increase the tariff to 25%!  Even though the intent of this proposal is to protect American manufacturing jobs by targeting new vehicles, the proposal would be applied to all vehicles regardless of age. Major automakers are up…   Read More

Posted on June 19th, 2018

10 Best Classic Car Tires from Coker Tires

One of the most important parts of a classic car or truck is the tires. Selecting the proper tires not only adds to the vehicle’s appearance and authenticity, but it also determines the level of driving performance as well. There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing tires for your classic collector. Will…   Read More

Posted on May 23rd, 2018

How to Calculate a Fair Price of a Classic Car

Whether you are buying or selling you want to make sure that a fair price is set for a classic car.  There are many variables that go into this decision like the condition of the vehicle, originality, its rarity, documentation, the history of the vehicle and of course current market trends. When determining the value…   Read More