Current best places to sell classic cars?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by BQUICK, Oct 11, 2018.


    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Years ago Hemmings was the place...

    Bring a trailer

    Kinda lean toward auction since I would like market to determine price. I tend to sell too cheap and later regret it.
    67 Riv is car that I can part with after seeking counseling for my addiction. o_O

  2. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    We sold our '30 Ford Roadster pickup through GR AutoGallery. It was just under $300 for them to handle the sale. Placing ads in several sales magazines would have exceeded that. I also didn't have to deal with the mouth-breathers, spamming asshats and no-bucks idiots from Craigslist, etc. The brokers store them inside, keep them clean, arrange financing and set up shipping worldwide. I have sold cars for years, for a living, and just did not want to deal with it. I still sell cheaper (under $10k) cars myself unless there's enough 'meat on the bone' for the to make a markup. IF you decide to go that way, do your research on the brokers. If I do it again, I'll go with Garage Kept. Their original listing is higher, but they do a straight 10% so all sales are more transparent.

    DEADMANSCURVE my first word : truck

    I would :
    > check ebay and CL for cars similar to yours and see what's going on with price , and if selling .
    > check right here , quick description , a few good pics and see what a few guys say about value .
    I would hesitate to do a no reserve style auction . it might encourage bidding BUT a super low final bid could be a real gut check . unless you just want to unload it .
    and of course you could always just list here and a couple other similar buick sites .

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Rather sell to a Buick person rather than someone who just wants to make a buck on it and maybe even sell overseas. That being said, I think a 67 Riv has fairly broad appeal and nice original cars might pull good money by way of auction and surprise me. Maybe use EBAY with a reserve to get an estimate of value? Does EBAY get a flat rate....can't be 10% like they get on regular items!?
  5. bill lagna

    bill lagna Well-Known Member

    Post on the R. O. A. board ( Riviera Owners Assoc. )
    Nothing but RIV Lovers

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Good idea Bill....I was a member years ago
  7. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Major auction like Mecum. That is where I sold my GSX. You pay a premium but your car will be marketed to a large audience. Pay extra to get a premium time slot to get on TV.
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    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    My car isn't in that class....I have left the engine compartment totally original. Was going to detail (paint valve covers, etc) it but thought it was cool to leave it as it became after 51 years. The underside is dirty as well. Exterior and interior are mint.....
  9. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Buick Club of America - although it takes a month to get it in the magazine it is free to members. GSCA is another option, or here on V8buick!
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  10. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

  11. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    Streetside Classics move a lot of cars and they have several showrooms scattered around the country.
  12. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    I too wanna flip the 1988 Ford T-bird turbo coupe I bought. Hate to sit on it all winter. Being a non Buick should I start off with CL or the T-bird forum (lame)? ws
  13. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I have used ebay, basically for the advertising. I got tired of messing with craigslist put it on ebay and my superbird sold first day with a phone call. It did not complete though ebay, made the deal offsite. I do not think you can get much better exposure at one place than ebay...
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  14. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely eBay for exposure and if it sells for what you're asking (or more) than it's worth the flat fee of (I think) $125.

    If not, now you know what to expect.
  15. lemmy-67

    lemmy-67 Gold Level Contributor

    EU, especially the Nordic countries...

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