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Don't get ripped off in classic cars sale

If you've finally got the money together to buy your dream classic car, then the last thing you want to happen is to be sold a lemon. There's a world of sharks out there waiting to try and part you from your money, so we're here to try and protect you with our tips on staying safe when shopping for a Classic Cars sale.

Without spending too much, there are a number of easy steps to take to help smooth the classic car buying process. Our first suggestion is to Create a list of questions you want to ask the owner. If you arrive to buy the car unprepared you may fail to ask the important questions.

Call Your Mechanic - If you're on good terms with a mechanic, ask them to accompany you along to view the car so they can take an expert look at the engine and any other potential issues. Mechanics get these kind of requests all the time, so there won't be anything unusual about it.

Test Drive the car - Important tip is to make sure to see the owner start the car in your presence. If the car is already running when you arrive, then this should set alarm bells off, as the ignition is often a problem with older cars. During the drive watch out for sway in the front of the car and watch for any drift to one side when braking.

Check the documentation - Make sure you fully inspect all relevant documentation. If there is any gaps in the ownership history of the car then this should be a warning sign.

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