The term “The good ‘ol days” takes us back to the 1950’s and 1960’s when things were different including the wonderful vehicles of those times.
Classic cars had very distinct bold personalities, unlike the cars of today that typically fairly similar. If only we had known what was to come we all would have taken better cars and kept hold of them for future gain as well as nostelgia.
The cars from days gone by were high in style, design, and creative sensibility. The chrome alone made its own statement and the designers never held back.
People often forget that estate sales are a great place to find classic cars, especially from the estate sale firms that cater to the higher-end clientele.
30 years of experience with classic cars
Over our 30 years in estate sales, auctions, and consignments, managing the sale of classic cars is common for us. Celebrity owned to grandpa’s car, Rolls Royces to vintage Volkswagens and everything in between. Rare cars like vintage Corvettes, Mercedes, Mustangs, and Porsche’s are all vehicles we can sell while always getting the proper market value. Collectors and investors regularly check in with us for any upcoming opportunities, so sometimes selling a classic car can be a fairly quick process as our buyers are serious.
Not only are we very experienced in handling the sale of classic cars locally here in southern California, we have international contacts for global exposure of our clients vehicles. Additionally our network of buyers is always open to opportunities despite the state of the economy.
Shipping a vehicle anywhere in the world is no problem either. We take care of the entire transaction from start to finish including shipping, paperwork, and payment.
We treat classic cars like high value fine jewelry and fine art…with extreme care. Of course we are fully insured, licenced and bonded. Should additional coverage be required for classic car collections, we are happy to obtain the extra coverage. Senior management of California Estate Sales and Auctions typically manages the sale of classic cars and other high value items personally to insure flawless transactions
When necessary, confidential transactions are not a problem either. Classic cars can be sold sold via private sale, public sale, auction, or consignment. Each situation is different so we do what is best for the client.
We can assist in the liquidation of classic cars, new cars, and collections.
We Manage The Sales of Classic Cars
The phrase “They don’t make them like they used to.” truly applies to classic, vintage, antique, and muscle cars.
These vehicles evoke instant memories of where you were in life when these beauties were on the road. Your first car, your fathers’s car, your grandfathers’ car, etc. Don’t you wish you still had at least one of them and for Texans, they often do!
These magnificent machines used chrome wildly, auto designers sought to be different and set trends, and color was an expression in design.
Surprising finds can always be discovered at our estate sale.
Over 35 Years of Expertise
Classic cars are often part of an estate when we are contacted by someone seeking information on an estate sale or estate auction.
Not only are we very experienced in handling the sale of classic cars, we have international contacts for global exposure of our clients vehicles and other valued items. Our international buyers and investors are always anxious for opportunities to add to their collections despite the state of the economy.
Shipping a vehicle to England or Australia is not unusual and of course we take care of all of these details and paperwork on behalf of the seller.
Classic, Vintage, and Antique Cars
Vintage cars, also known as ‘Classic Cars’ are vehicles 50 years or older. Antique vehicles are 100 years of age or more. Despite the age and condition, we can assist in the sale of any vehicle.
Even if your classic vehicle is rusted or not running that is not a problem. We have buyers for all types of cars in any condition.
Some of the most desired classic vehicles are Corvettes, Mustangs, Chevy’s, and of course a vintage Ferrari is going to be highly desired by all. This is true with all the extremely high value sports cars, especially Italian made. Obviously the fewer made, the most valuable they are.
If the vehicle is ‘all stock’ meaning it has all its original features such as radio, rims, chrome, etc., that will bring an even higher value. We recently facilitated the sale of a 1966 Ford Mustang that had the original plaid plastic lining in the trunk. It came from the original owner and had only 99k miles. Originally purchased of the show room floor for $2400.00. It was our pleasure to find a great new home for the Mustang and both buyer and seller were very happy with the terms of the transaction.
The sale of classic cars seldom takes place at our estate sales unless this is the wish of the home owner for some reason. Instead we typically market the vehicle world-wide which greatly increases the exposure over what normally would be a local or statewide sale by most other estate firms in the Austin area. We market high value items like classic cars world wide to expose our clients vehicles to the most serious collectors and investors.
We treat high value vehicles like high value jewels and art…with great care. Of course we are fully insured, licenced and bonded, and are proud that we have never had a situation where we needed to utilize our insurance due to any type of claim. Additionally, for the sale of classic cars and other high value items, theses type of transactions are personally handled by senior management at All Estate Sales & Auction Company.
As we are accustom to handling high value items such as vehicles, jewels, art, coins and more, our staff always respects the properties of our clients. We treat homes and belongings as though they were our own. When necessary, confidential sales are not a problem either.