How to get the most out of selling a classic car
After a year of little, the automotive world is starting to emerge from its sheet of dust.
Auto shows are coming back and for many owners, it’s time to pull their classics out of the garage and hit the road again.
For others, the impending classic car “season” is a signal to start looking for that perfect older model or to consider selling their classic to another enthusiast.
With that in mind, we spoke to the experts at online classic car auction house The Market for their tips and advice on how classic car owners can get the most out of their vehicle if they are considering sell this year.
Make it shine
It goes without saying that when you want to sell something you have to make it desirable and with old beauty like a classic car you have to get down to business. Regardless of the condition of the car, you need to make sure it is clean and sparkling. Wash, polish – the complete works. This shows potential buyers that the car has been serviced over the years and highlights the true beauty of the vehicle.
Show it from all angles
In the digital age, images are everything and getting it right can do you a lot more when it comes to selling. Take a photo of every aspect of the car, from door to door, bumper to bumper, hubcaps to headlights, to dashboard buttons – cover every aspect of the car so that potential buyers can have a full inspection before they decide to pursue it. By taking an entire catalog of high-quality photos, your ad will not only stand out from the crowd, but it will also show buyers that this is a car to be proud of.
Old school cars tend to attract old school buyers, those who like to know what they are buying before they get their hands in their pockets. If you haven’t fixed the imperfections, have them repaired before you put it on sale or let the buyer know that they are there and need to be corrected. Transparency will generally work in your favor and give potential buyers a sense of the condition of the car and how much to spend on improving it.
Describe it well
To accompany the plethora of high-quality images requires a detailed description of any interesting information that makes the car unique. By adding that extra detail, you create a narrative, a story for the car that will make people want to know more about the car.
Prepare the paperwork
One of the key aspects of selling a car is having the paperwork ready for the new owner to check. This includes registration documents, MOT certificates and any other relevant documents or receipts to ensure that the final transaction goes as smoothly as possible.
Know your worth
Classic cars are assets and, like any other asset, their values can fluctuate, even month to month. Knowing the value is a crucial part of selling the car, so research is vital if you want to get the most out of your sale. Helpful online tools like getpatina.com allow you to research vehicle trends and can give you real insight into what you might be recovering for your car.
Choose the right place to sell
Deciding where to advertise your car can be tricky, with different ways to sell and a plethora of third-party companies to choose from, making the right choice for you can be quite a daunting task. Whether you are using a marketplace or an auction house to sell your car, you need to choose one that will give you the most exposure and ultimately the most profit.
If you are looking to take your car up for auction, some auction houses will take care of the prep for you, cleaning and waxing, a full high definition photoshoot, making sure your vehicle can attract the right bidders. to get you the price that’s right for you. made for you.