Some people like to play golf on the weekends, while others would rather be up to their elbows in grease rebuilding a 64′ Pontiac GTO. (Perhaps you enjoy both!) There’s something exhilarating about fixing up a piece of history. But where can you find your next classic project car? Here are some resources to consider:
The internet is your one-stop shop for pretty much everything under the sun. And no matter your hobby, you can always find an online group that shares the same interest. Project cars are no exception. There are plenty of online forums where classic vehicle enthusiasts gather to discuss their latest fixer upper. Many also advertise cars they want to sell on these forums. Don’t know where to start? Check out Reddit first.
Once upon a time, people advertised things to sell in the classified section of their local newspaper. But when physical subscriptions started to dwindle, so did listings. Craigslist quickly rose to the top as the number one place to find online classified listings. People sell countless items on the site—including project cars. It might be worthwhile to check the listings daily to see if anyone in your area has a hard-to-find Ford GT40 they want to sell for cheap.
Those wanting to find a project car locally should visit Facebook Marketplace. This subcategory of the social media platform serves as a giant garage sale. You never know what your neighbors have hidden in their homes. Sure, there are tons of toys, clothes, and books on the site, but you might find a vintage Jaguar E-Type in need of restoration.
As a classic vehicle fanatic, having a relationship with a local mechanic is a must. After all, they are the person who will maintain your car collection. And when you finish your current restoration, they can help you locate another project. Customers constantly ask local mechanics if they know people looking to buy vehicles. Let your mechanic know you’re on the hunt. Then, the next time a seller drives their classic car into the garage, you’ll be the first person they call for a test drive.
Many collectors don’t want to spend a fortune to buy project cars. Instead of purchasing a fully restored vehicle, they want something that needs a bit of TLC. Auctions are an excellent resource for finding otherwise forgotten cars. Check out both local auctions and online ones for the best inventory. If something catches your eye, don’t hesitate to place a bid—you just might win!
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