Increase the Value of Your Classic

Tips To Increase the Value of Your Classic Car
Valuing a classic car is a sensitive subject because it’s not easy to determine the value of a classic, even when you are selling one to a buyer. Unfortunately though, sometimes, classic car owners, end up decreasing the value of their car unknowingly. However, there are some things you can do to increase its value back up and these include:

Using Old Stock Parts

In order to increase the value of your classic, try to use car parts that were manufactured during the same time as your car. It can be otherwise be very damaging to its value. It can nevertheless be difficult to search for car parts, in which case, you can also start looking for a car similar to yours, manufactured in the same period, and in poor condition.

Ensure Original Factory Parts

You know your classic car will fetch greater value if it’s in good condition and also, if it has its original factory parts. If not all, you must ensure that at least the major parts are original, such as the engine, rear ale and transmission. If you can get some other parts which are original as well, it can also help raise the value.

Restore the Body

Your classic car must look as good on the outside as it is on the inside to improve its value. In this regard, you can restore its body and make sure it’s free from any dents and peeling paint.

Keep Maintenance Records

If you keep detailed maintenance records of your classic car, it can help prove the work put into its restoration and why certain parts are not originals. All this can add to the value of the car when the buyer knows the history of the car they are purchasing.

Buick Wildcat

Revisiting the Buick Wildcat
When we talk about Buick classic cars, one of the names that comes to mind instantly is the “Wildcat”. The name has been used by the brand for five concept vehicles. Three came out in the early 50s, one in the mid-80s and the last in the late 90s. Let’s look at the Buick Wildcat which was introduced between the years 1963-1970.
Before 1963, the Wildcat was a subseries of the Invicta, but during these three years, it was on its own. The car was sleek and stylish with large aluminum trim panels on the sides. It could compete well with the Oldsmobile Starfire by GM. The 1964 model of this car had chrome hash marks that were vertically situated on the lower front quarter panel behind the front wheel housings. Unlike other Buicks, it did not have the traditional horizontal VentiPorts.
Once the Wildcat was its own series, it added a convertible and four door hardtop sedan to its collection in addition to the two door hardtop coupe which came out in 1962. A bench seat was standard in the four door version of the car but the bucket seat and console interior were optional.
A pillared four door sedan also made its way to the line of Wildcat in 1964, which was available in two trim levels, standard and custom. Only for 1965, a midline Deluxe sub-series was also added. The base and custom trims again became sole options from 1966 to 1969.

With the Wildcat, the Buick maintained its position as an affordable luxury car manufacturer whose cars are prominent for their ride and handling. At one point, Buick was ranked third in the car industry behind leaders such as Ford and Chevrolet. The Wildcat still remains one of the most notable cars the company has manufactured that are known for its styling and performance.

Chevy Classic Cars

The 3 Most Popular Chevy Classic Cars to Know About
Chevrolet is, without a doubt, a company that has remained on the forefront of popular classic cars along with other manufacturers. Till this day, Chevy classics are regarded as one of the best, and anyone who owns one or plans to restore one, understands its value. Chevrolet started as an independent company but today, it’s part of General Motors. Let’s look at some popular Chevy classic cars of all times:

Chevy Camaro

Who doesn’t know about the Camaro and who doesn’t love this car? If you have any interest in classic cars whatsoever, you will agree that the Chevy Camaro is one of the most beloved vehicles ever produced. This car was the entry vehicle to the “pony car” market and manufactured in response to the Ford Mustang.

Chevy Impala

The Impala is one of the most popular cars of all times with collectors and its debut was in 1958 when it was positioned as the successor to Bel Air. It’s one of the top of the line models of Chevy. The 1965 Impala sold over a million units which is an industry wide record.

Chevy Bel Air

One of the most prominent and popular Chevy cars is the Chevy Bel Air and its models manufactured in the 50s and 60s remain the most sought-after to this day. When Bel Air was debuted, it was regarded as a one of a kind car that was superior in every aspect, to all the other cars in its league.
This article covers the 3 most popular Chevy classic cars. The list could however, go on, because Chevrolet was, and is, a prominent car manufacturer whose cars received remarkable reviews at the time of their debut over the past years.