Classic Cars Buying Tips
If you are one of those that are fascinated by the sight of a classic cars or if you have made up your mind to own a classic car yourself then there are a few classic car buying guide you should make a note of, before buying a classic car.
First and foremost you need to settle on what car you would like to buy. If once that has been fixed you might have to explore the history of that classic car. Best way to do this is jot down a set of both good and bad points that classic car has. It is vital to investigate in advance if the car has any design flaws that could cause trouble later. It is obvious that the person selling the car would not reveal the major flaws of the car. Before buying a classic car it would be our job to inspect the carís body as well as engine thoroughly with the technical help of a mechanic to avoid any future problems. Make sure the mechanic you plan to seek help from has some knowledge of a classic car made in 1950s or you would end up messing up all your plans of buying a classic car!
Try and seek help from your nearest antique car dealer before making up your mind to buy the classic car you like. At the very first sight you must observe the minute details of the car such as the paint, door trunk, every small part of the car. Run your eyes through each and every gap ensuring no dents or trace of pinching to the car. Check whether the symmetry of the carís design is intact. Nothing should seem like a patch work as if the car had undergone an accident and the repairs done are too obvious to the naked eye.
Try opening the car doors and swaying them a couple of times in all four directions. This will give you a clear idea of the hinge quality. If they are firmly fixed then you are not in trouble. The door should have fine edges around the window.
The classic carís paint is an important aspect to take into consideration before buying it. If you would just stretch yourself a little and bend down below the rockers donít be surprised to find that the painter forgot to paint in there. This is a poor sign. Also if the paint smells as though it has been recently painted then this is another concern. This would be a trick to camouflage the rust developed on the classic cars body. An even paint is what you should fetch the car for rather than accept the blow-ins undergone by the car just a few weeks back.
All these tips for buying a classic car above were for the external look and feel of the classic car. A good car body would make less sense when its engine is in a terrible state. Give an explosion to the classic car and observe carefully what happens next. Find out if some white smoke is coming out of the tailpipe. Initially if the smoke comes it is not a warning sign but if the smoke continues to be released even after the engine warms up then you are definitely heading for trouble. You could show this to the classic cars owner and he might repair this and give you before selling the car to you.