When you want to buy a classic car, there are a few things that you should take into consideration when working out which one you should get. You might have a fixed idea of which car you want – most classic car enthusiasts will have a dream car in mind – but it might not always be the best choice.
Choose a Popular Model
It is a good idea to choose a popular model, particularly if you are a first-time buyer of a classic car. There are usually many reasons why you should do this.
One of these is the availability of parts. It is almost guaranteed that you are going to need parts at some point and if you opt for that rare model, the chances of finding what you need are not always good. For a popular model, the parts are more likely to be readily available. This also means that the parts are going to be much more reasonably priced than those for a rarer model and getting your car ready for that road trip will not cost you the earth!
Classic car clubs are another good reason to go for a popular model. You will get to meet a lot of people who will be keen to talk to you and pass on their knowledge, and it is a great way to make new friends. They will understand your enthusiasm and might even lend a hand with your car if you need it.
You should also keep in mind the resale opportunities with any classic car you buy. You might not want to keep it forever, and if you choose a popular model, you will have the confidence of being able to sell it on relatively easily as there will already be an established market for that model of car.