Whether you are an avid collector, or a casual hobbyist, you are doubtlessly aware how difficult it can be to sell your classic car at a fair price in today's collector car marketplace.
There is nothing more frustrating than spending time and money marketing a fine car, and receiving little more in return than an endless string of low ball offers from bargain hunters, or insulting questions and commentary from individuals who, while having no money to actually purchase your car, feel it is their duty to tell you that the stem caps on your 1965 Amphicar should have been blue!
Of course, you can always go the auction route. But as a lot of hobbyists have learned the hard way, the only one that nearly always come out on top in an auction situation is the auctioneer. After charging YOU a fee for the privilege of allowing the auctioneer to earn 15-20% on the sale of you car, they then charge the buyer a fee for the right to bid on your car. Then, the buyer is going to give you top dollar for you car, after battling shill bidders employed by the auctions, outright hucksterism, and the auctions normal unwillingness to stand by the representation made by long line of scam artists that sell their cars at auction, right? Wrong. The major auto auctions are a sucker's game, unless you are a smart buyer.
Online Auto Connection's classic car consignment program can take the pain and aggravation out of the selling process, while assuring you top dollar for your investment-grade collector car.
First, let's start with our selection process for car consignment. Online Auto Connection only deals with #1 or strong #2 vehicles. At any given time, we have between $4-5M of our own cash on the street in inventory and restoration projects. We are very picky about what we will put on our showroom floor. Conversely, if you have a high quality collector car, what better place to sell it than in a showroom filled with high dollar cars?
If we decide to take your vehicle on consignment, the process is very simple.
- First we can help arrange the transport of your vehicle to our showroom.
- Second, we detail you vehicle, FREE OF CHARGE.
- Third, our mechanics give your vehicle a complete safety check, and we provide you with a report of any items we feel need to be repaired in order to make the car sell-able. We can handle the repairs at our normal shop rate + any parts that are necessary.
- Fourth, we conduct a professional photo and video shoot of your collector vehicle, and then we unveil it to the world, with an accurate description of you car's condition.
In addition to showroom floor time, where your car will be seen by high dollar collectors who visit us from all over the world, your car will be listed on our website, and on five internet storefronts that we market from, which drive traffic to our website. In total, our marketing sites average more than 1.1 MILLION hits per month.
Your vehicle is stored in our heated/air conditioned and highly secure facility, which has 24 hour security and 24 hour redundant camera surveillance. We are adequately and properly insured for the full value of your car.