An advertiser recently received a reproachful letter from such a wandering keyboard knight as they too often escape their medication today. The Chrysler that our advertiser offered for 12.500 euros? Just such a car in at least as good a condition was for sale in the US for just $ 5.000. The link to the American was added as hard evidence. Whether the advertiser was not ashamed of his pricing.
But of course you can buy well in the States
You just have to keep in mind that you have to score a return flight by plane, stay there for a week or three, rent a car. Keep it up like this. Staying overnight and eating does not have to cost much. But keep in mind that you can gain two kilos per week. It is more convenient to do the preliminary phase from here and then to look specifically or to do business with a local who wants to help you. And who doesn't have family or acquaintances in the States? When planning the visits, also keep in mind that the distances there are somewhat greater than here. We know people who drive 130 miles without reservation to pick up a movie theater.
After that, the administration and shipping also have to be arranged
If the classic is here, then it has become much less cheap. But if you know the country and know how the hares run… Then it is of course a great idea to buy a car in the States. Especially when you are a bit adventurous. Because in what was once the land of unlimited possibilities, there are auction houses that specialize in the trade of 're posessed' classics and classics that are damaged after an accident. And with the latter the boys' book world begins.
Such a classic with damage?
It has been confiscated by insurance, the police or the bank. Usually there is a batch of local paperwork that shows that the classic car in question - or whatever - has been withdrawn from traffic. In the States such a thing is no longer allowed on the road. So actually wrecks are being sold. And the amounts on offer make it clear that this is the game of the traders who have decided to make life as pleasant as possible for each other ... And then you can buy a serious classic for just $ 1.000 or half of it. . Whether it's a Cadillac or a Mercedes.
Only for professionals
As a private individual, let alone as a European, it is difficult to intervene during the viewing days. We know of someone who thought to buy a nice classic Mercedes-Benz project. He was told by the local professional buyers how high he could bid. If he would go over that amount? Then he might have had a car and a lot of problems. The speaker dropped his jacket. He had a gun in his waistband. “It might only be your knee…” Because 'the trade' wants to keep prices low. At least on the purchasing side. What if you stand to bid while you think about it, whether you have just been warned or threatened?
Courtesy of salvage autos auction
However, it still seems safest to us to simply buy from our advertisers. And dreams? You do that in bed.