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There’s probably not a true car enthusiast in the world that doesn’t appreciate classic cars. Just like the composers of classical music paved the way for all other music that followed, classic cars laid the foundation for all cars that have come since.
But with the widespread appreciation of these cars and the vast amounts of people that flock to see them at shows and displays, why is it that so few people actually own them? Our guess is that their impractical nature makes the cost of owning one seem unjustified. So what if you could own a classic car at a fraction of their usual cost? By buying a salvaged or wrecked classic car and rebuilding it, you can. All it takes is a little research and some work and you’ll be on your way to being the proud owner of a rebuilt classic car.
Where to buy rebuildable classic cars
If you’re not familiar with rebuilding cars, it’s a fairly simple process considering what you get out of it (read—a new car at a very reasonable cost). While you can often find “fixer-uppers” on sites such as eBay, craigslist, or even through newspaper classified ads and people you know, these methods often take weeks or even months of scouring listings to find the car you’re looking for.
A much more efficient way to find these vehicles is through auctions. In-person auctions are one option, and if you live in a major city, chances are you’ll have your fair share of salvaged/wrecked vehicle auctions to choose from. However, if you live in a small city, you might have to travel or wait a long time for an auction to come up that is feasible for you to attend.
A better option all-around is online salvage car auctions. Not only do these auctions have a much better selection, but they also allow you to browse without the pressure of a physical auction. A great place to start is Auto Bid Master. This site is very user-friendly and offers an incredible selection as well as multiple search options so you will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for. This site currently lists 460 rebuildable classic cars for sale and offers search options such as make, model, title type, year, and vehicle history. From a forest green 1931 Ford Model A to a jet black 1968 Chevy Camaro, you’re guaranteed plenty of options and great prices all-around.
Finding the parts you need
Rebuilding a classic car can prove a little trickier than any other car, simply because of the scarcity of the parts you’ll need. Just as with vehicles, you can try to find parts through eBay, craigslist, or classified ads, but it is rare that you’ll have an easy time finding them. An easier option is finding these parts on salvage auctions. Since classic car parts are so rare, this will definitely be the easiest way to get access to these parts. If you don’t know someone personally, salvage auction broker sites are usually a great way to get in touch with the people selling these rare parts. As a non-dealer, it can be hard to get access to the best auction, but with a buyer's account with the registered auction broker, Auto Bid Master, you'll have access to everything!