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If Classic & Muscle Cars are your passion, Welcome Home.


About Me

My name is Tom Photsios. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Living so close to the Motor City practically guaranteed that I would work in the car industry. It seemed like everyone I knew worked for one of the Big 3 automakers. My father owned and tinkered with a classic Trans Am for 20 years. At 16 years old, I purchased my first classic car; a Monte Carlo. My buddies and I spent many nights in the garage fixing it up. Hot rods have always been my passion, and I still live in the Detroit area. A little over 10 years ago I decided to dive head first into the classic car game, and turned my hobby into my dream job. I am blessed to be able to work in a field I enjoy so much!

Tom Photsios

Our Reputation Speaks for Itself

Our company is continually growing because, like you, we are enthusiasts! We are a group of serious car guys looking for ways to make the dream of owning a classic or muscle car possible for anyone interested. Our aim is to make buying or selling your dream car as simple as possible. Within the last 10 years Vanguard Motor Sales has become the Motor City’s ultimate classic car, muscle car and street rod dealership. In the short time since July 2011, our brand new state-of-the-art showroom has become a destination for serious car guys from all over the world, hence the name “Vanguard” Motor Sales. Our indoor 30,000 square foot indoor facility houses over 160 cars. We are open to the public, so please come by and see what’s going on! We are located 20 minutes away from Detroit Metro Airport, and would be happy to pick you up and drop you off if you fly in. New cars arrive daily, and our inventory is always changing.

Vanguard Motor Sales is an experienced seller with integrity. Over the last 10 years we have earned and maintained 100% positive feedback on eBay. Use the advanced search tool to search by seller name, and type in “vanguardmotorsales”. Click the number next to our name, and you will be able to read all of the feedback we’ve received. Or, click the link below.

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If there's a car show within our reach, we'll be there. Recently we have attended the Detroit Autorama, Woodward Dream Cruise, Back to the 50’s, Good Guys shows and many other local shows. As our reputation grows, who knows where we may show up next!


We Carry Quality Inventory

At Vanguard Motor Sales, we hand pick our inventory from individual owners. We are not a consignment dealership. You are dealing directly with the owner of the vehicle, not a middle man. We lay our money on the line, so you can be assured we do our homework. Our buying team takes their time to inspect, test drive and ask questions about the history of every vehicle we consider for purchase. We are dedicated to ensuring that every car we buy meets or exceeds our customers' expectations.

Don’t see your dream car in our inventory? If you are searching for a specific car, let us help! We look for cars all day, every day, and will let you know come across what you’re looking for!

When new inventory arrives it is washed, detailed and inspected. We take over 100 photographs of every car, as well as a high definition video, so you know exactly what to expect. Our inventory of over 225 cars is stored in our indoor 80,000 square foot facility. We are open to the public and would love to have you stop by and see what is new this week! New cars arrive daily, and our inventory is always changing.


Purchasing, Bidding, and Shipping

So, you’re browsing through Vanguard’s inventory on eBay. Or, you’re looking through one of those free magazines you get at the convenience store and you see our ad. You notice that we just got in YOUR dream car. It’s the first car you had in high school. The car you kissed your first girlfriend in. The car you took to the local track and raced your buddies. You’re heart starts racing. Now what?

Call us immediately! Don’t wait for the auction to end on eBay. You may lose out if you wait! Remember, our showroom is open to the public. When a walk-in customer puts a deposit on a car we reserve the right to close the eBay listing before the auction ends. If you think this car is “The One”, we can end the auction by adding a “But It Now” to the auction for the reserve price. If an auction ends and the bids do not meet the reserve price, we will continue to relist it until it sells. Do not hesitate to contact Tom 7 days a week!

We encourage you to hire an independent inspector to check out the car, prior to purchase or bidding. We have a hoist available for views of the undercarriage, and our mechanics are available to speak with if you have any questions.

Vanguard Motor Sales has sold classic and muscle cars throughout The United States as well as Canada, Australia, The United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Norway, The UAE and many other countries. We are experts in USA and over seas shipping and handle all of the details. Shipping inside the USA varies per state, so please call us for a shipping quote. You can also pick up your newly purchased vehicle for free at our showroom in Plymouth, MI. The shipping companies we work with are insured. Your vehicle will be safe and secure during transport. We ship all of our vehicles enclosed, so they leave our shop clean and they are delivered to your driveway clean.

Call Tom today at 248-974-9513


Sell or Trade Your Classic or Muscle Car

Have a car you’re interested in selling or trading? Vanguard Motor Sales professional buying team would love the opportunity to check it out. We can schedule a time to come out and take a look at the car, you can bring it up to the shop, or we can start by taking a look at photos over mail or email.

We do not consign cars; we purchase all of our vehicles outright. Once we agree on a price we can send a wire transfer directly into your bank account or provide you with a certified check, which you can have your bank verify before signing over the title.

If you are out of state, or even a few hours away, we will happily arrange to have the car shipped from its location to our warehouse.


We're Here for You!

I’m here to make purchasing your dream car as easy as possible. You can reach me 24 hours a day, seven days a week, either by phone or by email. Whether you have a specific question about a car, or just want to know more about the bidding process or shipping, I’m here to help.

We've built our reputation on selling high quality cars honestly and fairly. We have up-front, no haggle pricing! We hope to see you on our list of satisfied customers soon. Call Tom today, and let Vanguard Motor Sales park your dream in your driveway!

Tom Photsios



We have up front, no haggle pricing! Call us today and lets make a deal!

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