The Best International Outlets to Sell Your Classic Car
If you're planning on selling your classic car and want to make sure that you receive the most that you can get for it, you should make sure that it's available to the widest audience of classic car enthusiasts as possible. And what this means is that you need to consider selling it to international buyers. While in the past, this would be difficult to accomplish, now, thanks to the internet, it's actually quite easy.
The following three sites are some of the best online outlets to sell your classic car to both a domestic and international audience:
Hemmings.com is one of the top outlets to sell your international car abroad. Not only is it a top marketplace in the US to sell classic cars, with millions of visitors every month, but it's also extremely popular overseas. Buyers from the UK, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries all visit Hemmings if they're in the market for a classic car. The values of the classic cars on the site vary, but most of them tend to be high or medium in value.
One of the most reliable sites to list your classic car on is eBay, specifically eBay Motors. The amount of web traffic that eBay receives every month is staggering. This built-in traffic means that plenty of potential buyers will be exposed to your classic car listing. A tip is to post your listing on the country-specific eBay Motor websites, such as the United Kingdom website (https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Classic-Cars/29751/bn_1839833) and the German website (https://www.ebay.de/b/Motors/bn_7001214406).
Posting on the country-specific and regional eBay Motors sites will ensure the best chance of success for a successful sale.
The third international website that you can list your classic car on is ClassicCars.com. It also receives millions of visitors every month, in which close to 50% of these visitors are international visitors. You can list classic cars of all types and values on this site, but it's a site that is known for attracting those who are looking to purchase various classic American cars, specifically American muscle. For example, if you're listing a classic Freebird, this is the site to do it on.
For classic car enthusiasts, the US tends to have the most sought after models. Classic cars are actually becoming harder and harder to find abroad, which is good news for you if you're open to selling to international buyers. There are simply less vintage and muscle cars to choose from abroad.
As always, however, no matter what the website is that you sell it on, use common sense and make sure that you don't fall for any scams. You should also avoid selling your classic car to international buyers on sites such as Craigslist.
Of course, if you do sell your classic car and need to arrange for it to be shipped abroad, A-1 Auto Transport has an extensive amount of experience in doing so. Please make sure to contact us today for your free quote and for any questions that you may have!
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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