Watch as "Mad" Mike Whiddett tears up New Zealand's Crown Range in his fire-breathing 750 HP Mazda RX7 driftcar! - Robbie
Below is a 6 step guide that you should always follow when looking to buy any classic car.
Always shop for cars within your budget, do not attempt to make offers or negotiate prices on cars that you will not be able to afford. Also, aside from buying the car, be sure that you will be able to afford maintenance and running the vehicle, as in many cases a car breaks and ends up sitting for long periods of time due to lack of funds.
Always do research on the vehicle prior to purchasing it. See what similar vehicles are selling for locally or on trading sites, and also look around on forums and sites like eBay and Craigslist to see how readily available parts are for the vehicle. More importantly, make sure what you are looking to buy isn't a replica or a clone, as they are usually much less expensive than the real thing and sometimes are built cheaply and not worth near as much as what the seller is asking. A well informed buyer will be less prone to being ripped off or buying the wrong car.
Don't buy on impulse, always inspect a vehicle thoroughly before purchasing it. If you don't know what to look for, bring a friend who is experienced in inspecting cars or a trusted mechanic that you know won't steer you in the wrong direction and knows how to spot rust, bad bodywork, and other kinds of possible issues with a car. 9 times out of 10 the seller forgets or neglects to mention key things that are wrong with the car or just haven't been finished yet and then you buy the car and end up with a nightmare on your hands.
Always buy from a reputable dealer, be sure to sign the necessary paperwork that protects you as a buyer, and also make sure that they are properly licensed and have the ability to finance the car. If you are buying from a private seller, make sure that the car wasn't sitting outside for 20 years and they just put it in the garage the day you go to see it. As I said in step 3, it is very important to thoroughly inspect the vehicle before purchasing it, but it is also necessary to know exactly who you are buying the car from.
If possible always try to test drive the vehicle before purchasing it. It will help you determine whether the car has any issues and if it is really the car for you.
Be willing to walk away, don't let emotions get the best of you. If either the price isn't right, or something about the car or where you're buying it from doesn't sit right with you, then just walk away. If it's not meant to be, then don't worry, the right vehicle for you will come along.
Follow these 6 simple steps and you will have no trouble finding the right classic car for you!
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