Is your car classic, or just old? If you’re wondering whether your “vintage” vehicle is worth anything, read on for some tips from your fellow car enthusiasts here at U Wrench It, your source for used auto parts in metro Atlanta.
How to Tell If an Old Car Is Valuable
According to some insurers, cars made between 1900 and 1979 can be considered “Antique” or “Classic,” while cars made in or after 1980 are called “Collector” cars. Regardless of the label, here are some ways to tell if your old car is valuable.
- It was expensive when first purchased; especially if it was produced in limited quantities. If you have an old vehicle that was high end back in the day, it’s very likely that there are still collectors around who would love to get their hands on it. Even if it’s not in perfect condition, you may still be able to get a pretty penny by selling it for parts. Antique/classic/collector car enthusiasts often look to scrap yards and auto salvage yards for hard-to-find used auto parts.
- It is distinctive, unique, or has cultural cachet. Not all classic or collector cars were considered luxury vehicles at the time of launch. Some cars have cult followings, like the Mazda RX-7, Subaru SVX, or the AMC AMX. Others, like VW Beetles and Buses, are iconic even today and as such are still sought after by collectors, who may be looking for project cars or even just parts.
- It’s in perfect condition and/or the mileage is extremely low. Even if your old car is not particularly sought-after, if it’s in great shape and the mileage is low it almost certainly has value.
Whether you’re looking to get what you can out of an old junker or want to rid your garage of a classic vehicle that’s just going to waste, U Wrench It can help you convert your car into cash. Give us a call today if you’re looking to sell old cars in Atlanta!