Thinking of buying a new vintage car? Don’t know where to start. It can be daunting and confusing with all the cars on the market. So many things to remember to ask.
Here are a few tips for things to watch out for when looking at buying.
When looking at cars a good tip is if you see rust steer clear. Rust kills. Sure, rust is fixable by replacing items but the fact is when you start replacing stuff it will no longer be full factory original. Usually when you see some rust there is more hiding away somewhere and you are better off spending your money somewhere else.
Check the numbers match
Check to see if the rear axle and the cars engine numbers all match up to the VIN number. It’s an easy check and you can check the rear axle date codes online to check they sync correctly together. By all means even if it isn’t matching that’s ok but you will lose out on money when trying to sell a vintage car where codes don’t sync correctly means some parts may have been replaced. All the numbers matching will be the better bet.
Low mileage on the car
We all know about the mileage on a car it helps to determine what the car is worth. For resale value low mileage is the key but if you are just buying for yourself then high mileage isn’t all bad. High numbers mean the price will be cheaper and if the car has been well looked after there shouldn’t be too many problems. Don’t buy high mileage cars without a log book with proof of on time services to ensure the car has been properly maintained. If a car doesn’t appear to be looked after and also has high mileage then you are looking at repairs after repairs which no one wants and endless money pit.
It’s important to take your time while picking out the family car or the vintage car to keep as a future investment or a weekend hobby.
Do your homework if you find a car you’re interested in ask the questions and look online for that particular car and see if they are prone to particular problems that sellers will deliberately forget to mention. There are also car checks online that you can use to double check the car is not stolen, financed or has any problems with odometer rollbacks. These are worth their money to ensure you aren’t buying a car that has faults or is stolen.
With the internet we have these days there is so much information about cars, you will be sure to find out everything you need to know.Pay attention to details, take your time and even better take a mechanic with you who knows what he’s talking about to check over the car. A few tips to ensure your buying a vehicle that is elegit and worth every cent you spend.