How to Sell My Corvette
Do you have an old vintage Corvette and you don’t know how to sell it? Are you always asking yourself: How do I sell my Corvette? Your Corvette is not a show car and it has never received any judging awards. This makes it very difficult in today’s world to get a good price for your old vintage Corvette. It’s even worse if it doesn’t run. Today’s vintage Corvette buyers want a car that looks and runs better than new and has received judging awards. That’s just how it is.
You have a few options. You can sell your car to a local dealer, if they are interested. If they are interested, they will give you next to nothing for it.
You can sell your car privately in a newspaper, a print ad or an online site, but you don’t know what type of person you’re going get to respond to your ad and come out to your house. Some of these people are only interested in taking a joy ride in your car.
You can take it to an auction and take your chances. If it’s a no reserve auction, you won’t get much for it. If you place a reserve price on it, the professionals at the auction will only bid up to a certain amount and will most likely not meet your reserve.
If your Corvette is not running, it makes it even more difficult to assign value to it. Original Corvette parts are almost impossible to find today, as most of the restorers gathered all of them up decades ago. When replacement parts are used today, they are still extremely expensive and if they are not original parts, the value of the car doesn’t change. The factory installed engine blocks have been sitting and unused for so long, they may not be able to meet specifications at the machine shop when rebuilding, and are subsequently scrapped. A Corvette without its original engine has diminished value. If it’s not a factory high performance model, it basically has no value other than the usable parts that are on it.
You can sell your car to your local professionals who have the know how to fix your car and possibly re-sell it, if they can. They have labor and parts expenses as well, and if you priced your car too high to begin with, they are going to walk away as they can’t afford to purchase a car that they can’t re-sell.
It’s almost an epidemic that old, non running, rotting Corvettes are priced higher than pre-owned Corvettes with factory warranties. The original parts are almost non existent and the labor costs are astronomical. The total repair or restoration costs exceed the value of the car. The current pricing structure does not make sense unless you can do the work yourself and you have access to original parts.
So, when it’s all said and done, if you want to get a good price for your old vintage Corvette, you will need to fix it yourself, like we all did over 40 years ago. Or, you need to sell it to a Corvette professional who knows exactly how to repair and restore it.
I know how to repair and restore Corvettes.
I Buy Corvettes.
I am currently looking for a few old vintage Corvettes. Please let me know about your Corvette that you want to sell. If you could fill out the form below, I can follow up with you regarding your Corvette. I am only interested in 1963-1967 Corvettes and 1968-1974 Corvettes.
I am most interested in unrestored original examples with receipts or with the original selling dealer paperwork. These receipts and paperwork add value to your car.
So if you have an old vintage Corvette that you want to sell and you don’t want to work with dealers, local mechanics, or take any chances with auction fees, shipping costs, travel and hotel expenses that are certain when selling your car at any auction, then please contact me.
Please fill out the form below as best as you can. The more information that you provide will give me a better understanding of your Corvette.
I will follow up with you after I receive your information and we can discuss more later.
Now you can stop asking yourself “How do I sell my Corvette?” Simply fill out this form and submit it.
I Buy Corvettes.