Building, restoring and or looking for Classic Cars for Sale, Classic Muscle Cars for Sale, and Classic Cars and Trucks for Sale has be come a tremendous hobby for the baby boomers.
They seem not to be able to get enough of those big shiny and in many cases very fast cars of the 50s, 60s and early 70s. Yes American muscle cars of the 60s and the big boats of the 50s are the most popular at car shows and Classic Car Auctions. The Classic Cars for Sale at these Classic Car Auctions number in the hundreds and seem to be growing in numbers every year. These cars are no longer in production but have not lost their value or their appeal. In fact the Classic Old Cars for Sale in today's market can cost as much as 100 times what they sold for new. I think one could replace a stop sign at many intersections with the words Classic Cars for Sale and get a better response rate. If the Classic Cars for Sale, Classic Muscle Cars for Sale, is any indication the Classic Cars for Sale fever is alive and well in America. It is a major television event in the month of January every year one any Classic Car buff would not want to miss.
The amount of Classic Cars for Sale there number in the thousands and not all are expensive or over priced many are very affordable for the average person. The events and the Vender's are also very extraordinary to see, every thing from road side memorabilia such as old signs and old fashion gas pumps, to 900%2Bhp Vipers and big block V8 powered motorcycles. So if you can make it to Scottsdale Arizona next January for the fantastic Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction you won't be disappointed. The whole week of the Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction is a great experience for anyone that grew up in the 50s or 60s it's very nostalgic just to be there.
This year at Barrett Jackson there was a great show put on by event controllers and that was an exhibition of Drifting. In case you don't know what that is it is basically when a Driver or Drivers as in this case place their cars in a some what controlled slide. It was amazing to watch these two Ford Mustangs Gets race side by side around just a few feet apart sending up a cloud so smoke from the tires and never collide. The crowd really loved it especially the children in the stands they were on their feet the whole time trying not to miss the action. This was the first time I had seen drifting done live it was really enjoyable.
One more thing I have to mention was the side by side drag racing on a stage. This was accomplished by chaining two Ford Mustangs to portable dyno machines with huge three foot tachometers and speedometers for the crowd to watch. Then two driver's names are drawn from several hundred names of the drag racing hopefuls and the race is on. Each driver is given instructions on what he is allowed to do then the starting lights flash down and away they go. The cars hit second gear the tires chirp and the speedometers climb. The event is held every hour and is exciting to watch as the crowd cheers on their favorite driver. In all of the races that I witnessed the speeds reached well over 100mph in the Quarter mile that each car was driven on the imaginary track Barrett Jackson you really know how to throw a party.
So before you go running off to the nearest Classic Car for Sale auction to pluck your hard earned money on your favorite Classic Car, here are a few things to remember. First remember UN-restored Classic Cars are cheaper but you have to be ready to spend a lot of time and or money to restore the car to 100% original condition. Second those parts can be hard to find, thank heaven for eBay, although there a great number of company's that have started making new parts that look and work just like the original ones. You can sometimes find Classic Car Parts at some of your local junkyards but the chance for finding a rare Classic Old Car or undiscovered Muscle Car for Sale are very slim. Some of these automobile Bone yards may have few vintage cars but they will be the four door models and will have small block V8's or six cylinder motors in them and not desirable collectibles. The third thing that I highly recommend is when you go to view any Classic Car for Sale that you have available some way of checking engine numbers and VIN numbers. Because every Classic Car collector knows that the right engine numbers with the right VIN numbers are a must.