Buying a Classic Car? Consider These Points 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 02:38 PM
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Who doesn't love a vintage old car? Buying a classic car is pretty simple; however you must pay attention in order to determine what sort of vehicle most closely fits your wishes. It's not sensible shopping for a classic car if you would like to use the car for family outings. Some key criteria would include the number of seats and doors, the interior area, hard-top or soft-top, etc.

Car Condition

The condition of the car is important. If you have a background in engineering, attachment or metalwork, rusting might not have a major affect on your decision. Classic automobile magazines are filled with advertisements for a wide range of potential classic vehicles, and this could be a major looking ground. The key is to be realistic regarding what you'll be able to handle. A complete restoration project is one issue - however it'd be way smarter to get a project that is been half completed and only needs a few repairs to work properly.

Here are the top things you must look for while inspecting a classic car:

* Look beneath the automobile.
* Check for signs of lax, which could indicate suspension or chassis issues.
* Check if all the tyres of the classic car match with each other.
* Search for signs of bodywork repairs, particularly paint retouches (some colours are tough to match).
* Check the body everywhere for rust and decay, or cracks in fibreglass-bodied cars.
* Start the automobile from cold.
* Pick up the carpets if you can, to see the floor pan and joint in the inner sill.
* Have a test drive, while looking and listening for knocks, grinding, and smoke which can indicate oil problems like burning and escaping.
* Search for a soft or loose clutch and ascertain whether or not the automobile has an inclination to drag to the left or right.

Hopefully, the above mentioned tips will assist you in taking the primary steps towards purchasing a classic car. However the most important things to remember while buying a classic car are:

* Take time to think about what will be the best for you
* Don't hesitate to consult or ask for recommendation
* Ask many queries as possible
* Be thorough while reviewing the car

Follow these tips and your experience of buying classic car will be full of joy, and not a disaster.
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Mini Cooper Restoration 
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Donating your Classic Car 
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Donating your classic car can be an excellent way to support your favorite charity or cause, as well as providing a significant tax break for some people. Whether you have too many antique cars, not enough time for them or you simply want to make a difference by supporting something meaningful to you, donating your old car can be an incredible experience for everyone involved. Understanding what options are available may help you decide how you'd like to go about donating your classic car.

Car donation service

Most medium and large cities in the US are home to a number of different car donation services. These organizations are specifically in the business of soliciting and accepting classic cars and other vehicles as donations for various causes. In some cases you may be able to direct how the money is used, but in most instances your car will be sold at auction and the proceeds will be used to fund a multitude of causes.

Direct charity

If you already have a favorite charity or one you'd like to start supporting, you can inquire about donating your car directly to the organization. For many charities this might be an unconventional gift but one that is well-received in any case - and certainly a gift that can be converted to cash fairly easily.

On loan to museum

If you'd like to preserve your classic car for future generations, consider donating it to a museum. As the years pass more and more classic cars will fade into obscurity as a result of accidents, neglect, etc, so placing your car with a museum may be the best way to give it lasting life and educate generations to come about their past.
Museum curators are often the person that makes acquisition decisions, so start your queries there.

On loan to film/movie

The film and motion picture industry has a surprising need for classic cars to be featured in various roles in many different movies and television programs. Often producers need a specific car with specific trim and colors, etc, but in some cases the film may require a number of classic cars from the same period. Donating your car temporarily to the producers of a film can help keep the production under budget and may entitle you to payment or a tax break for your donation.
Town or significant place

If you own a classic automobile that is highly specific to a town or significant place, you may consider donating it in an effort to "immortalize" the car and provide a nice boost for a local community. For instance, let's imagine that you have an old 1939 Chevy fire truck from a certain township 300 miles away from you. Or perhaps you have a classic truck or car that was used in a movie or advertisement that made an area "famous." While there might not be a specific way to showcase or otherwise utilize your gift, it can't hurt to ask.

Hold your own fundraiser/auction

If you have the time and resources you can host your own fundraiser. You can sell raffle tickets with the winning prize being the car in question, and then use that money for charity purposes. Alternatively you can simply auction the car and use the funds for whatever charity purpose you wish.

Classic cars generally attract a lot of attention and can provide just as much value in the way of marketing as they can by direct sale or donation. A little creativity can help you create the best possible outcome when it comes to donating your classic car.

- James Davis
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