With a more competitive market than ever, use these tips to help find your next ride.
What is a good place to find older cars for sale?
- Dealerships – Article headlines have told us inventory is down, but dealership inventory continues to climb—even if vehicles are still staying on lots for shorter periods of time. Stay on top of new inventory at dealers by learning how dealerships promote new inventory–and build relationships with dealer representatives that can keep you up to date. Dealerships like EuroCar have a VIP List, which is an email alerting you about new vehicles in inventory. Look for other email lists you can subscribe to, ensuring the latest vehicles show up in your inbox.
- Private Party – Private party sales continue to be a great place to find deals on used rides. Although many community bulletin boards no longer have vehicles for sale (or no longer exist), online is the place to look. Facebook marketplace and Craigslist are chock full of both fully restored classics and scrappy classics needing some love. Other classified sites and resources local to your area may also be available to find unique rides.
- Auctions – Auctions like Barrett-Jackson are the center of collector car culture. Barrett-Jackson’s largest auction is happening in Scottsdale on January 20-28th 2024. With hundreds of the most desirable classics, you can see the select preview on their website. If you do plan on bidding at Barrett-Jackson, learn about getting pre-approved with Woodside Credit.
- Publications and Auto Networks – From duPont Registry to Autotrader Classics, some of the most incredible used cars can be found through these sites. Many dealers advertise across these types of platforms, making it a great place to search a wide selection of vehicles all at once. These sites also have tools to receive alerts when a particular classic becomes available for sale.
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