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The Risk of Buying a Classic Car From a Private Seller

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Whether it’s the kick of a hot rod or the primal engine roar of a muscle car, nothing beats classic cars for style, class, and fun. Whether you’re a real gearhead or just a car fan looking for a great machine to cruise the highways, buying a classic car is an important decision that takes some careful consideration to get right. You might be tempted to purchase your car from a private seller if you see your dream car in a personal ad or on eBay. This would be a huge mistake, however, since buying classic cars from private sellers comes with a great deal of risk.

 

You Won’t Know What You’re Getting

 

Sure, the pictures online look great, but don’t expect the car to look like that in real life. Nowadays with the ubiquity of photo image editors, anyone can take pictures of their old junker and make it look like it’s fresh off the assembly line. After all, it’s a lot cheaper to buff out a dent in Photoshop than it is to do it at a mechanic. Private sellers don’t have to worry about maintaining a professional reputation; they’re just looking to take your money and get you out as quickly as possible.

 

There are Safety Risks

 

There are more important things a private seller will skimp out on, too, the first being safety. While a reputable car dealer will put all of their stock through rigorous safety tests to ensure that every car is operating properly, a private dealer will just hand over the car in whatever condition, leaving you to deal with any problems that arise.

 

At Vanguard Motor Sales, we’re committed to matching up all of our customers with the best cars possible. With quality stock that goes through 140-point inspections before ever reaching a customer’s driveway, we offer only the finest classic hot rods and muscle cars. Contact us today, and let us put you in your dream car!

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