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Classic car services meeting your needs

Have you been looking for a while?

Locating a collector quality vintage car, classic car, exotic, or muscle car that is priced fairly in today's market can be a challenge. Whether you're a seasoned investor, or considering your first purchase, due diligence is a requirement and a time consuming procedure. Our “special order locating service” takes the guesswork out of the process, delivering an investment quality vehicle for you to enjoy.

Classic cars, vintage cars, muscle cars and exotics have shown significant appreciation over many years. Most collectors find those in "excellent" condition, and fairly priced, are getting harder to find in a seller's market. Over many years in this business, we have learned where to find collector quality Ford, Mopar, GM, and European classic cars that can be purchased at reasonable prices. We know this market well, and have customers around the world. Be sure and ask us for references.

Complete our questionnaire.

Tell us the year, make and model you are looking for, send us a small inspection deposit, and we will find a classic car, vintage car, collector car, or late model muscle car to match your specifications. Searches can take from a few days to several weeks, depending on the type of car you're looking for, and the extent of your requirements.

We shop the US and Canada to find cars at reasonable prices.

We represent you in the purchasing process and charge a 10% commission upon purchase of your car. Our minimum commission is $2,500. We will save you that much, or more, in the process of purchasing your car, and secure one with excellent potential for appreciation, based on past performance.

Many collector cars have outperformed the stock market. As one example, an original Shelby Cobra, bought new in 1965, has delivered a 9% return on investment (ROI), annualized over the last 50 years. You can’t pay too much for the right collector car. You can only pay too soon.

Half of our business is international.
We are well versed in the logistics of international transportation, including:

  • Vehicle Preparation
  • Ocean and Air freight
  • Containerized Shipping
  • Customs/Duties
  • Container Devanning and Delivery

We deliver cars to customers in the US an around the world. We are well versed in the process of international transportation. Our services include export preparation, ground transportation, US Customs clearance, container packing, insurance, ocean freight, and delivery. We ship anywhere in the world, with regular shipments to:

  • Rotterdam
  • Thamesport
  • Felixstowe
  • Bremerhaven
  • Le Havre
  • Oslo
  • Dublin
  • Stockholm
  • Melborne
  • Sydney
  • Perth
  • Port Rashid
  • Yokohama

Ocean freight shipments depart from Los Angeles for shipments to Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Ocean freight to Europe depart from New York, and Houston. Average time on the water is 3-4 weeks. With import permits in place, our air freight services can deliver your collector car to any civilized country in the world in seven business days, or less.

Prices for classic auto transport to Europe start at $1,295 USD. Once we locate the classic vehicle you want, we arrange ground transportation through one of our preferred partners. Door to door, enclosed ground transportation in the US ranges from $300 to $1,500, depending on location of the car and the destination.

International transportation via surface freight to Europe or Australia typically ranges from $995 to $2,500 depending on destination. This does not include any duty, tax, devanning, or port charges at the destination. Laws governing the import of classic cars vary widely. Check with your local authorities to determine duties and taxes.

We are an advisory board member to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and provide input on the current selling prices of various classic cars and trucks. You will find us listed in the “NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide”. Using our contacts and experience, we can determine which vehicles have shown significant appreciation over the last five years. We graph how it has performed financially in the past ten years, and whether we feel the potential is there for continued appreciation based on those trends and the current supply and demand.

Our appraisal service is not a “pre-purchase” inspection. It is an evaluation of fair market value of the subject vehicle based on readily available evidence. With a fair market value appraisal, we determine:

  • VIN - Decoding Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and data plates to determine if numbers match, where the car was made, and what modifications have been made since manufacture. (Note – we are not able to validate all classic vehicles. Information is limited on certain makes and models.)
  • Original Equipment - We evaluate build sheets, broadcast sheets, data plates, and manufacturer's documents (if available) which gives us information about the original equipment on the vehicle (the next best thing to having the original window sticker).
  • Maintenance - We review all maintenance and repair records, as far back as possible.
  • Exterior paint, bright trim and glass are inspected.
  • The interior is inspected including headliner, upholstery, carpeting, seats, tracks, seat adjustments, instrument bezels, etc. Seats, tracks, seat adjustments, and parking brake are tested for proper working condition.
  • Exterior lights and interior electrical components are tested (panel lights, interior lights, horn, gauges, cigarette lighter, ash tray, glove box light, console {if applicable} and shift selector light
  • Under the Hood - Visual inspection of engine compartment including all fluids, belts, hoses, wiring, filters, and battery.
  • Rolling Gear - We inspect for uneven tire wear, which may indicate an alignment problem or worn suspension parts.
  • Road Test - The car is thoroughly road tested on both the highway and city streets. We look at how the car “tracks” down the highway, handles turns and winding streets. We check wind noises, vibration, smooth up and down shifting, acceleration and test the brakes.

Our most sought after and valued services are pre-purchase inspections. Our customers want reasonable assurance that the car they are purchasing is a quality vehicle.

Our experience in dealing with classic cars and collector cars insures that due diligence is done properly, and that the classic car you buy is "as advertised". We also offer an optional drive train warranty on cars that qualify. In short, we provide the expertise and logistics necessary to purchase an investment quality Ford Mustang, Shelby Cobra, Chevy Camaro, Chevy Corvette, Dodge Charger and more!

Why do you need us?

Buying a 30+ year old collector car can be a risky venture. In the mid to late 60's, American manufacturers had no idea these cars would be around 30+ years later, and buying one that hasn't been properly maintained, or restored, can be an expensive lesson. You want one that will pass the kind of inspection you would expect of an investment quality vehicle. We make sure that happens, and that you are getting what you pay for. Through the Dynamic Motorsports appraisal process, we make sure you are getting the very best deal possible from the seller. Our pre-purchase inspection delivers a complete ten page report on the vehicle.

In addition to the narrative and ten page inspection check list, the report also includes a set of digital photographs taken of the interior, exterior, engine compartment, undercarriage and trunk. We ask the seller for a disclosure statement telling us all he knows about the car, its strengths and any flaws. These are verified through the formal inspection. We e-mail our report and pictures to you for your final OK.

We then use the results of the report to negotiate with the seller in your behalf for the best price, which is your purchase price. We arrange shipping via a licensed and fully insured company at a significant discount over what you would expect to pay on your own.

Before we begin the process of finding your dream car, we require a retainer of $500.00 US currency. These funds are retained for payment of a garage inspection by one of our “affiliate garages”, or an OEM dealer, using our format and check list (typically a $250-$400 expense, depending on the “shop rate” of the mechanics performing the inspection). Before a car is inspected, we will evaluate a complete set of recent photographs and seller’s disclosure statement regarding condition. If we like what we see in the pictures and hear from the seller, we recommend an inspection. It is your option to inspect the car, or pass and continue the search.

After the inspection is complete, one of the following happens:

  1. The car is rejected because it is found to have hidden defects, or is in need of repair beyond acceptable limits. (Typically not the case.)
  2. The car is not in the condition we expected, but is acceptable with minor cosmetic or mechanical attention. You are informed and you make the call whether we should investigate further, or search elsewhere. If you decide you like the car and would consider buying it, we use the results of the inspection to negotiate with the seller for a better price. (This happens frequently.)
  3. The car is in "as advertised" condition and is accepted. (Note: We find problems with ALL cars we inspect). Usually they are only minor problems (bad grounds, inoperative fan blower, minor fluid seepage from seals and gaskets, typically caused by inactivity, etc.)

If the car is rejected, there is no additional cost to you. We hold the balance of the funds and locate another car for you. Any funds you pay to us which were not invested in pre-purchase inspections apply toward our fee of 10% of the selling price of the car.

Once we locate the classic vehicle you want, we arrange transportation through one of our preferred partners. Door to door, enclosed shipping in the US ranges from $300 to $1,500, depending on location of the car and the destination. Our process of inspection, evaluation and appraisal is available for any investment caliber, collector car located anywhere in North America. Contact us for more details.

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