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Looking for a (1920 or earlier) automobile in any condition, Thank you


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1 hour ago, Brass is Best said:

What is the most you plan to spend for a car?

I’m really not sure and it will change over time as resources come and go. Did you have something? Thanks

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15 hours ago, SANDOW said:

I’m really not sure and it will change over time as resources come and go. Did you have something? Thanks

 

The amount of money you have to spend determines what cars you can buy. Therefore is the most important factor in what you should be looking at. It will also help folks to know what they should be showing you.

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The problem is the range is 10k to 1,000,000.  Where you sit in the range determines what will be available to you.   Pick a comfortable number, even if it is 10k and the cars will be easier to sort through.

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I get people in my shop all the time that say "I can spend anything I want on a car!" Then after wasting a bunch of time they might have $10,000. Which is plenty to find a fun car. But you shouldn't be asking to test drive a brand new Ferrari. The days of the little old lady giving away a Duesenberg for $5 are long gone. Today most of the little old ladies think their 84 Corvette is worth $1,000,000. So setting a price range or getting pre qualified for a loan is the best route.

 

When someone calls me to find them a car. But can't tell me their budget I tell them I can't help you.

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55 minutes ago, Brass is Best said:

I get people in my shop all the time that say "I can spend anything I want on a car!" Then after wasting a bunch of time they might have $10,000. Which is plenty to find a fun car. But you shouldn't be asking to test drive a brand new Ferrari. The days of the little old lady giving away a Duesenberg for $5 are long gone. Today most of the little old ladies think their 84 Corvette is worth $1,000,000. So setting a price range or getting pre qualified for a loan is the best route.

 

When someone calls me to find them a car. But can't tell me their budget I tell them I can't help you.

 

And the corollary to this: whatever the price may be, it's still too much.

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3 hours ago, Brass is Best said:

I get people in my shop all the time that say "I can spend anything I want on a car!" Then after wasting a bunch of time they might have $10,000. Which is plenty to find a fun car. But you shouldn't be asking to test drive a brand new Ferrari. The days of the little old lady giving away a Duesenberg for $5 are long gone. Today most of the little old ladies think their 84 Corvette is worth $1,000,000. So setting a price range or getting pre qualified for a loan is the best route.

 

When someone calls me to find them a car. But can't tell me their budget I tell them I can't help you.

I don’t want to necessarily say 10k because if someone had a car for 20k who would meet at 15, but never contacted me because my budget was to low then I might have missed out on a car that I would have potentially had the funds for. Not to mention people start out at one number and it sells for another, plus if it takes me a few months or years to find the right car my finances/what I’m looking forward may change during that time. I’d also like to pay cash instead of a loan from a longer time owner than an antique car dealer, so if you know any long time Duesenberg owners selling there cars for $5 let me know and I’d pay them double.

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5 hours ago, Brass is Best said:

Some folks just like to search forever without ever spending any money.

Some folks might, but I’m no just looking for enjoyment because I’d like to own one. Maybe you could give some encouragement or offer help, rather than criticism...

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3 hours ago, SANDOW said:

Some folks might, but I’m no just looking for enjoyment because I’d like to own one. Maybe you could give some encouragement or offer help, rather than criticism...

I am trying to help you. The most important thing is the budget. Figure that out then only look at cars in that range. When you find your car go and buy it. Getting upset at others for recognizing a good deal and buying a car before you do will not find you a car. It is better to have a car and enjoy it than to look forever.

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4 hours ago, Brass is Best said:

I am trying to help you. The most important thing is the budget. Figure that out then only look at cars in that range. When you find your car go and buy it. Getting upset at others for recognizing a good deal and buying a car before you do will not find you a car. It is better to have a car and enjoy it than to look forever.

I don’t want to start an argument with you as I don’t believe we’ve talked about a time where I’ve gotten upset about something, now there have been some opportunities that I wasn’t as able to jump at, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t learn anything. I also don’t think the most important thing is budget, it’s about your enjoyment and maybe money dictates the car you can afford, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the community and all the opportunities that come your way, even if there “missed.” So do you know of any nice pre-1920s vehicles for sale or maybe books, parts, or good resources?

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13 hours ago, SANDOW said:

I don’t want to start an argument with you as I don’t believe we’ve talked about a time where I’ve gotten upset about something, now there have been some opportunities that I wasn’t as able to jump at, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t learn anything. I also don’t think the most important thing is budget, it’s about your enjoyment and maybe money dictates the car you can afford, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the community and all the opportunities that come your way, even if there “missed.” So do you know of any nice pre-1920s vehicles for sale or maybe books, parts, or good resources?

 

I know of many pre-1920's cars. What is the most you can spend? When are you prepared to act? This lets me know if I can help you.

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39 minutes ago, Brass is Best said:

 

I know of many pre-1920's cars. What is the most you can spend? When are you prepared to act? This lets me know if I can help you.

If you want to help, message me the details. If not, then have a nice day.

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