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The Vocabulary of Car Collecting

Some old cars are just old. Some are donated to charity, if charity will take them. Others are given up during community clean-ups and some make the journey to the wrecking yard. But a few actually increase in value. There are old cars bringing higher prices than they did when new.

When you search the net or talk to experienced collectors you will come across labels such as antique cars, vintage cars, classic cars, muscle cars, pony cars. And every one of these has been sought after by a collector.

You will see ads in prestigious magazines such as Forbes identifying the top ten classic cars and the top ten vintage cars. On Sunday afternoon, it is not uncommon to see a club out for a rally. And there is a club for every car category.

But what constitutes an antique, a vintage or a classic? Some definitions have been established but there are also times when the definition is the product of the definer. And often times the definitions don’t agree. Read the rest of this entry »

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Selling Your Model Car Collection

You have been collecting model cars for years. When other boys were getting bikes and other toys for the holidays you were thrilled to open your packages and see the newest model cars to hit the market. In a rush you take them to your room and added them to a spot of honor on your many shelves where the rest of your collection rests comfortably. Taking your model cars out of their package would have been unthinkable. You were happy to keep them in their pristine condition until the time finally comes when you decide all is right and you can open each one in pride.

However, as time has gone on so have you. You have grown up and find yourself with much less time for collecting models than you once had. When given the choice of time with your collection or time with your family the family now wins out. You would like to pass your collection on to someone else who will be just as passionate about it as you are. At the same time you would like to get a fair value out of it since you know that some of the model cars in your collection are worth quite a bit. How do you go about doing this?

The first thing you need to do is to determine the relative worth of your collection. By checking with collectors magazines and online you can easily get the values for most of the model cars in your collection. Once you have this information you are ready to begin your search for the right buyer. If you are looking for someone quickly the best thing to do is to list them on a free Internet listing site so that you can move them easily. Another option is to sell them as a collection on an Internet auction site. There are many different ones out there so you just need to find the right one that suits your needs. Read the rest of this entry »

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