If you have owned and sold a few classic cars then you'll know that the selling experience is often akin to removing your own finger nails. It's horrible. It rarely goes smoothly. Potential buyers would distrust you only marginally less if you dressed in a sheepskin coat and gold chains and dragged a pitbull around. But there are ways to make it go much more smoothly and ensure you get a better price, with less risk of hassle months or even years down the line. Here's our guide.
1. Be Honest
2. Take care when advertising the car
3. Manage & Control Your Buyers
4. Buyer & Seller Beware
5. EBay Pitfalls
6. Get a signed agreement
7. Consider a public auction
I hope this advice is useful. Most of my classic car sales have been smooth and largely pleasant. One or two haven't. I generally opt to auction any cars I sell now because it is impersonal and straightforward - in return for those benefits I accept that I have less control over the ultimate sale price. That may not work for everyone.
Of course, if buying, owning and selling cars feels like too much hassle and too much cost, at Great Escape we can offer a wide range of classic cars to hire.... Visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk or cal 01527 893733. If you are selling a car feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions.