How Many Times Have You Wondered About The Possibility Of Buying A Classic Car?
How Many Times Have You Looked At Various Websites, Where You Can Find Classic Cars For Sale?
When you decide to buy a car, there are some sort of boring procedures. Well, you know, check tires, oil level, damages and scratches on the body. These and similar types of tips you can find everywhere, but when it comes to buying a classic car, there are different types of procedures. We are sharing 3 steps you should take when buying a classic car.
1. Do Your Homework
A world wide web is a perfect tool for finding information which you’ll need later.
Various magazines and owners’ forums probably are the best source of specific information.
We also recommend to chat with the owners of a car which interests you. They are like “walking knowledgeable books” and if you ask politely, they will share their experiences, which will help you to understand if that specific car is for you or is it out of your league.
2. Inspect Thoroughly
No matter which car you want to buy, the very first thing you need to do – inspect it. How?
Start from the ripples. Look down the car for any dubious ripples and then concentrate to panel gaps, shut-lines around the car: doors, boot and bonnet.
After that open a bonnet. No matter what size the engine car has, you need to carefully inspect the engine and its bay.
Engine in classic car functions with old fashioned technology and because of that, malfunctioning engines sends various help signals. For example: can you hear any rattles or do they emit a smell of gasoline. Also, if the engine has an ancient carburetor and the engine runs roughly, you’ll need to find a specialist, who specializes in cleaning and adjusting them.
And of course, you should look for rust. Oxidized metal is every classic car owner’s enemy.
3. Drive It
This part of buying a classic car provides the greatest pleasure, because then you can feel when the car wraps arms around you. Also, it is a perfect time to ensure that every major component works as it should: engine, transmission and suspension components need to work flawlessly, but in a certain manner.
For example, old American cars have squishy brakes, automatic transmission in Mercedes-Benz from the 80’s period is a much slower changing gears than modern equivalent and don’t mock heavy steering, because most classic cars don’t have power steering.