Red Flags To Watch For When Buying A Classic Car

Buying a quality classic car be a REAL investment. Typically, some work will need to be done upon purchasing a classic car, but you want to make sure that this investment is truly worth your time and money. On that note, our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few red flags to watch for when buying a classic car in this week's blog. If you have had trouble in the past finding the perfect classic car that you've been dreaming about if it's been a real struggle, call Farm Boy Garage today. We can be reached at 515-528-8904. We provide accommodations to house prospective buyers including a bedroom, bathrooms, laundry facilities, an outdoor patio, and a 2500 sq. ft. bar and lounge area. Farm Boy Garage doesn’t stop there. Can’t find the muscle car of your dreams? We will locate it, bring it here, and restore it to your specifications.


Red Flags To Watch For When Buying A Classic Car


Your seller is saying that they are selling the vehicle for someone else.
If your seller is saying they are selling the car for someone else, such as a friend, this should be a red flag right away in your eyes. The vehicle may be stolen and this may not be a legitimate sale. Save yourself the trouble and keep searching or call an experienced classic car restoration shop that specializes in finding classic cars for prospective buyers.

The classic car you are looking at buying has surprisingly low mileage.
Sure, low mileage is normally a GOOD thing, but only if it's legitimate. If you're buying an older car, you're likely expecting it to have a certain amount of miles on it and if the mileage is abnormally low, there may be a few downfalls to purchasing the classic car, such as:
  • Mechanical challenges due to the car sitting so long.
  • The mileage is wrong and fraudulent.
  • The seals in the engine are dried out.
  • The transmission is a mess.
...etc. A good rule of thumb here is that if you ever question whether or not the mileage is legitimate, there's probably a reason for it. Ask someone who has experience of buying classic cars for advice. Farm Boy Garage would be happy to help.

The classic car won't pass an emissions test.
Depending on where you live, it may be required for your classic car to pass an emissions test in order to get valid license plates. You may consider making it required that the vehicle will pass an emissions test first before you buy it.


Farm Boy Garage Can Help You Find The Classic Car of Your Dreams!


All of us here at Farm Boy Garage hope you found this blog helpful when it comes to finding the right classic car you've been searching for. We understand that this process can be a lot of work on your own and we'd be happy to help you and make this a STRESS-FREE process for you. That's our specialty. Give us a call today at the number listed below and follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.





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Des Moines, Iowa 50320
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