Selling your classic car does not have to be hard, but for sure it is going to take some time. Below you can find some guidelines to get you started.
1. Get the vehicle ready.
- Have your car inspected by a classic car mechanic and make sure that all minor repairs are completed before you even put the car up for sale. This will significantly improve the chances to sell the car and get a higher price.
- In addition to mechanical work, complete any necessary cosmetic work on the body of the car.
- Detail the car inside and out.
- Make sure all the paperwork for the car with all the records has been collected.
2. Decide on the price.
- Conduct some research to find out the price of similar classic cars in your area and the amount people are willing to pay. A good place to start your research are such websites as hemmings.com or ebay.com.
- Contact a local classic car dealer to gain more insight regarding the current market price for your car. Most renowned car dealers such as Holiday Motor Company specialize in classic cars and will not only help you in determining the market price but also help you in selling the car.
3. Develop a marketing plan.
- Where are you going to advertise the car
- How and when do you need a sale to happen
4. Execute your plan. Start the advertising campaign.
5. Promptly respond to requests from potential buyers.
6. Close the sale.
7. Get paid.
It is important to make sure that you sales strategy is tailored to the car you are selling. For example, if you are selling an all-original car, it will need to look original. Otherwise, the goal is to make the vehicle as presentable as possible.
Pricing and selling your car requires time and effort. If you are not willing to go over all these steps, please contact us here at the Holiday Motor Company. We’ll help you sell your car quickly and get top dollar for it.