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Owning a classic car is a great deal of fun, but

by:Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre     2020-10-03

Think about what you want to do with your classic car, if you want it for occasional use then most models will probably be OK. If you want to use it as your day to day car then you need to be a bit more careful about which one you buy. Write a list of your favourite classic cars, then remove those that are not going to be practical for your circumstances.

Next cross off those cars that are outside your budget. Consider not just the cost of buying the car, but also the cost of running and maintaining the car. Make a list of the cost of obvious things like insurance, but also include the cost of items you have to regularly replace such as tyres. Parts like tyres can be very expensive for some classic cars.

Go to a few classic car shows at this stage. Here you can see the cars that you like close up. Doing this will help you to know if you really like them as much as you think you do. You can also start to work out if they are right for you, for example if you are tall you can physically see how much leg room is available.

Some classic cars need specialist care, all classic cars require very good maintenance. Because of this you need to be sure that you have a garage or mechanic that can do the necessary work for you within a reasonable distance from your home.

Now that you have decided which car you want to own you can begin your search. Look in local newspapers, on-line, at auctions and in specialist car magazines. Also contact the makes owner club, they often list cars for sale.

Once you have found the car that you want to buy go to see it. Take a mechanic with you.

Before you go brief the mechanic about common problems with the car, so that they can look

out for signs of these specific problems.

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