A Buyer’s Guide: Purchasing A Classic Car

Are you looking into purchasing a classic car? If so, you know how difficult of a decision it may be. Vintage cars can really put a dent in your wallet, so it pays to do your homework. If you’ve ever shipped a vehicle before, you know that auto shipping companies can be difficult to deal with as well. Guardian Auto Transport wants to make your purchase as easy as possible.

Tips When Buying

Smart Investments

When buying a classic car, think of it as an investment. Is this investment worth your time, effort, and money? Buying anything simply because you think it’s a good investment can be risky, so make sure you research your purchase. If the vehicle appreciates in value through the years, it’s most likely a great investment. Want to uphold the value of a classic car with all the original parts? Make sure you choose a trustworthy classic car shipping company that won’t depreciate your vehicle’s value during transit.

How Will You Use The Vehicle?

How do you plan on using your classic car? Will it be driven daily, just on the weekends, or not at all? Will the vehicle sit in your garage unused? All these questions are important to answer before you initially purchase the vehicle.


How much are you willing to spend on a classic car? Make sure you are well within your budget. Keep in mind that you have to purchase the vehicle’s title, plate, and insurance as well. On top of that, chances are the classic car you want isn’t sitting down the road from you. So make sure you factor in the price of shipping your vehicle as well.


Of course. Current mileage on a classic car can determine the longevity of the vehicle. The fewer miles the vehicle has, the more it’s worth. Don’t be afraid of purchasing a classic car with higher mileage. Just make sure the vehicle is worth your buck.

Enclosed Or Open Transportation?

Deciding on what type of trailer you want transporting your classic car? Typically, we recommend enclosed transportation for classic cars. Guardian Auto offers insurance for both open and enclosed transportation. Our enclosed transport insurance goes anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000. On the other hand, we offer UP to $100,000 insurance for open trailer transport. We usually recommend enclosed transportation for cars with a value of $75,000 and higher.

Trusted Websites

Here’s a list of a few trusted websites you’ll want to visit:






When purchasing a classic car, there are a lot of factors that may influence your decision. So, it is important that you are confident in your purchase. Chances are, you’ll be holding onto your classic car for years to come. When you’ve finally made a decision, Guardian Auto Transport is there for you. Whether it be short or long distance, we’ve got you covered!

If you have any questions or want to submit a free quote with Guardian Auto Transport for your classic car, click here!