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Appraisal and Pre-Purchase Inspection Companies
Auto Appraisal Group
Auto Appraisal Group offers a nationwide network of certified professional agents to help with all your car appraisal needs! They offer pre-purchase inspections, total loss appraisals, market value range, diminished value appraisals and many more vehicle value services.
Pinnacle Auto Appraiser
Pinnacle car appraisal services focuses on ensuring your car appraiser is certified and well trained. They want to work to ensure that diminished value claims are properly documented, total loss on a vehicle is reported when you need it.
Auto Damage Experts
At Auto Damage Experts, they provide nationwide auto appraisal and valuation services. Get a post repair inspection for a thorough vehicle value assessment.
Road Ready Inspections
Road Ready Inspections brings together decades of industry expertise and knowledge to deliver confidence and awareness to classic vehicle buyers and sellers. Road Ready Inspections answers this need with a nationally recognized, independent quality assurance inspection program that verifies the overall condition and roadworthiness of classic vehicles. The Road Ready Inspection program is specifically designed to be comprehensive and consumer-friendly, and has been endorsed by McPherson College, Hagerty Insurance, ClassicCars.com and J.J. Best.
Lemon Squad - Nationwide Used Car Inspection
Classic and vintage cars just need more attention. That's why Lemon Squad has a Vintage Inspection package! They take a careful look at all the details that are really important on older cars such as signs of rust or rot, bondo, older repairs, and any prior or hidden damage.
Automobile Inspections
Automobile Inspections has been providing comprehensive vehicle inspection reports for long-distance car buyers since 1995. With over 800 inspectors nationwide, they offer auto appraisal services anywhere in the USA and most of Canada. Their operatives take their time to do each inspection thoroughly and each pre-purchase inspection report includes a detailed analysis of the body, paint, chrome, signs of accident damage, rust or bondo. Your thorough car appraisal will also include engine check, test drive, and photographs of the underbody and checks of the tires, wheels, instrumentation, interior and more. They provide specialty tailored vehicle inspection reports for different types of vehicles and offer a free professional consultation to every client.
Expert Auto Appraisals
Expert Auto Appraisals has been serving all areas of Florida since 2010. We specialize in all types of auto appraisal and inspection services. The services include inspection, fair market value, total loss appraisal, motorcycle appraisal, diminished value, expert witness, and umpire services.
Classic Car Financing
LightStream
LightStream is a division of SunTrust Bank. Loan amounts range from $5,000 - $100,000 and offer very low rates with no fees or down payments! Loan terms range from 24-84 months. Apply online!
JJ BEST BANC & CO
JJ BEST BANC & CO, the leader in classic car financing. They offer long terms and low rates. Financing for most years and models. Approvals as fast as 5 minutes. Let them help you drive your next classic car!
Woodside Credit
When financing your classic car and collector car, Woodside Credit is all about performance. They are committed to providing their clients with fast, friendly and professional service along with the lowest monthly payments. For over a decade, Woodside has been recognized as the leading lender in the classic car and collector car market by manufacturers, dealers, and automobile enthusiasts.
Classic and Vintage Auto Insurance Companies
Hagerty
Get better classic car insurance coverage for less with Hagerty. At Hagerty, their love for cars and their owners drives their business forward, allowing them to offer you better classic car insurance coverage for less. In some cases, you will find up to 36% lower on premiums, with an average savings of $264 less than standard auto insurance!
American Collectors Insurance
At American Collectors Insurance, when it comes to classic car insurance, you don’t have to settle for a one-size-fits-all policy. Your baby deserves a lot better!
Grundy Insurance
Grundy has specialized in protecting classic cars since 1947!! Specifically designed for collector vehicles, Grundy insurance saves you at least 50% of the cost of regular car insurance while delivering better protection! With Grundy Agreed Value Insurance you get 100% of your car’s value in the event of a total loss. Grundy’s coverage is never reduced – not in 1 year, not in 50 years, not ever – for as long as you maintain your policy!
GEICO
If you're a proud owner of a vintage, antique, or collectible car, you need classic car insurance to protect your beloved investment. Whether it's a prime spot in your garage or an extra dab of polish on the wheels, your collector car deserves extra TLC. GEICO knows that your collector car is more than just a car. That's why a classic car insurance policy is so much more than just a standard auto policy. Traditional insurance policies may not consider the unique issues that come up when a vehicle represents a significant financial investment, like when replacement parts are nearly impossible to find.
Heacock Classic
At Heacock Classic, they are just like you. Enthusiasts who love the collector car lifestyle. Since 1989, they have been one of the nation's leading providers of classic and collector car insurance. They do more than insure cars... They protect your lifestyle.
Reconditioning and Restoration Companies
Targa Dan/Cars, Inc
CARS Inc. specializes in Targa Top restoration, vintage parts, classic cars, memorabilia and free advice. With more than 50,000 vintage parts and a vast collection of classic cars, chances are Dan has what you are looking for (or can help you find it).
Classic 9 Leather Shop
The Classic 9 Leather Shop specializes in re-upholstery of Porsche leather seats, Porsche dashboards and Porsche leather interiors for Porsche 928, 911, 993, 996, 997, 987, 986, Boxster, Cayman, and Cayenne.
C.A.R.S.
The CARS classic/custom/sports car restoration business started in 1995 in the garage of the owner Michael Case. The birth of the business was unintentionally spawned by his frustration to receive reliable, affordable and quality work in restoring his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. After two failed attempts with local so-called restoration shops, he decided to restore his car in his home garage with the help of some friends.
After his wife decided that a restoration shop was not a good idea in their home garage, he began a steady process of completing his car to the high quality standard he had expected any customer should be able to receive.
Hill’s Classic Cars
At Hill’s Automotive, they not only service and repair existing classic vehicles, they also provide classic car sales. They specialize in Thunderbirds and Mustangs. So, remember, if you need a partial restoration or full restoration, Hill’s Automotive is your one stop shop.
Classic Car Studio
Once you catch the car bug it's hard to turn back. Whether it was the speed, the styling, the memories, or just the smell of burning rubber, we all got hooked for a reason. Classic Car Studio was built by enthusiasts to meet the needs of other enthusiasts and their one stop shop has all your needs covered. While they specialize in high end restoration work, they always have a selection of finely restored cars in their showroom.
Muscle Car Restorations
They are committed to providing the highest quality, detail-driven automobile restorations available in the industry. Their customer's cars are seen in magazines, on television, and winning top honors at national car show events. The quality speaks for itself and very loudly when you compare an MCR car to one restored by another shop. Their open workmanship policy and emphasis on keeping their customer's in-the-loop will let you rest at ease knowing that your valuable property is in good hands.
Farland Classic Restoration
Since 1991, they have been doing the finest, award-winning classic car restoration and detailing in the region. Visitors to their shop will find a mix of European and American cars. Some of the projects they decide to accept are family cars that have sentimental value. It's fun to bring these cars back to new condition and know that they are helping preserve some family history for the next generation. They also restore many seven figure limited production Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes and other investment cars. These cars are very complex restorations that are often shown in places like Pebble Beach, Amelia, the Quail and Cavallino. It takes intense research and dedication by the team to bring these cars from an often very second hand condition to being a winner at a national event.
Classic Showcase
They have dedicated many years to perfecting the restoration of some of the best turnkey classics offered today. Their vehicles are for the special collector who wants the restoration done their way. Here, you set the specifications and standards; you choose the color combination and the options, and they will paint your car in virtually any custom color combination you like! They can also modify your classic with performance upgrades for racing or racing setup and preparation purposes. Classic Showcase is dedicated to making your vision become a reality!
ESPO Restoration
With their team of certified mechanics and body technicians, servicing and restoring Porsche cars is the primary focus at ESPO Restoration. As a Certified Porsche repair shop, you can trust their highly trained and skilled technicians to take care of your state-of-the-art Porsche. The ongoing commitment to customer care, along with their proven and trusted service sets ESPO Restoration apart from other shops. Coupled with the professional quality work and personal connection from John, it is no wonder that their Restorations have been shown around the world, winning multiple awards and featured in top publications.
Formula Motorsports
Located in New York City, the team at Formula Motorsports focuses on restorations of Porsche 359 and 911 Porsche models. Their amazing restoration works have been shown off at many domestic and international car shows, and they are known for working with worldwide experts to further rectify the quality of their work.
Restore Porsche
Restore Porsche is located in Florida and they have a team of restoration specialists who have been in the business since 1986. They focus on working with classic Porsche cars, which means that they have tons of experience in that specific model, producing high quality restorations with intricate craftsmanship.
Steinel's Autowerks
A Dedication To All Things Porsche.
Since 1985, Steinel’s has been committed to offering Porsche owners the finest in service & repair. They believe in the value & importance of focusing on a single marque, allowing nothing to dilute our efforts to provide the absolute best service. With a team of experts possessing a vast & ever-growing knowledge of Porsche, Steinel’s has become a trusted name among Northern Ohio Porsche enthusiasts. From basic maintenance or track preparation to major rebuilds or complete restoration projects, they guarantee quality service with careful attention to detail. Remember, their focus on your needs & dedication to your Porsche doesn’t stop when you walk out of the door.
STRAAT
Straat is stationed in Miami, Florida, and they have a team of experts that’s been in the business of restoring Porsche cars for decades. They are focused on restoring Porsche 911s, and while they don’t focus on one model, they give their client lots of room to choose the kind of customizations they want.
Classic Car Parts and Accessory Suppliers
Pelican Parts
Pelican Parts was started in 1997 by veteran Porsche owners Wayne Dempsey and Tom Gould. Their goal is to provide affordable European Parts and accessories to enthusiasts worldwide. Their customer focus is on the weekend mechanic - the fellow who loves to tinker and work on his car at any chance he can get.
Automobile Atlanta Inc
Auto Atlanta is the premier world wide Porsche parts superstore.
Stoddard Porsche
Stoddard NLA celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2017. Over the past six decades, they have seen the rise of Porsche as a global automotive brand and the emergence of the Porsche-specific restoration market as a large worldwide industry. They were there from the start of it all and will continue to be a leader in the market. As we move into our seventh decade, they are looking forward to many more decades of quality replacement and restoration parts for your vintage Porsche.
Terry's Jaguar Parts
Since 1976, Terry's Jaguar has been in the business of supplying a wide range of parts for Jaguars - everything from XK120, XK140, XK150 and all XKE / E-Type models, the Classic Saloons, XJS right through to the latest Jaguars on the road. When you need a part for your Jaguar - they are the people you will want helping you.
Vintage Jaguar Parts
Vintage Jaguar Parts is a business incarnation of a passion and hobby we’ve had for the last 30 years. They focus on providing high-quality, hard-to-find parts not just for Jaguars, but other British marques as well. They are proud to be active members of the Carolina Jaguar Club and the Jaguar Club of North America.
Welsh Enterprises
Your Trusted Source for Jaguar Parts Since 1965. They have the largest, continuously-expanding inventory of Jaguar parts (Welsh manufactured parts, used, rebuilt, and rare OEM parts). Their expert sales staff is well-versed in everything Jaguar and has helped countless customers, restoration shops, and Jaguar service specialists with their restorations and routine vehicle maintenance.
JAE
JAE is a worldwide source for Lotus parts! As a classic and contemporary Lotus parts dealer, their focus is getting Lotus owners the best quality parts and continuing the legacy that is Lotus.
Corvette Central
Corvette Central is America's leading distributor and manufacturer of Corvette Parts & Accessories! You will find everything you need to upgrade, repair and restore your C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 and C8 Corvette *plus* Corvette accessories like branded apparel, furniture, gifts and much more.
Top Flight Automotive
Top Flight Automotive specializes in parts and accessories for all your favorite brands. From Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, Nova, Fairlane and others, we enable you to start repair and restoration projects large and small.
Zip Corvette
Zip Corvette is the place to find Corvette parts for sale online. While shopping on our website you have access to over 25,000 parts and accessories, most of which are in stock and ready to ship.
All Ferrari Parts
Buy original Ferrari parts, Ferrari spares and Ferrari accessories for sale. Buy new and used Ferrari parts. Get modern and classic Ferrari parts.
Red Parts USA
They have the best inventory of bodywork parts in the US for modern Ferrari, and are proud to help customers find those hard to get parts. With 30 years experience providing parts to Ferrari specialists, service centers, body shops, race teams, collectors and enthusiasts across the world, they work with you as part of your parts team.
Lamborghini Palm Beach
It can be a hassle to find parts for vintage cars. Not only do you have to be concerned about sourcing the parts, but you also have to be worried about things like quality, integrity, and even authenticity. For an exotic car, those problems are compounded even further. What do you do if you are trying to restore or repair a classic Lamborghini? Where do you get spare parts for a vintage Lamborghini? They may have your solution.
Dearborn Classics
Dearborn Classics is an international mail order company that specializes in the manufacture and supply of quality parts and accessories for the Ford Ranchero, Ford Falcon, Ford Fairlane, Ford Galaxie, Ford Torino and Select Mercury models. They specialize in 1955-1979 classic Ford & Mercurys, and have the most extensive restoration inventory in the industry with seat covers, door panels, exhausts, heater core, body moldings, emblems and decals, interior trim, replacement wheels & tires, automatic transmissions, weatherstripping, hoods, fenders, patch panels, suspension and much more to help get your project off the ground.
Melvin's Classic Ford Parts
Get the best parts for your car from Melvin's Classic Ford Parts. Whether you have a truck or a Mustang, they can provide you with auto parts for your vehicle.
CJ Pony Parts
Whether you're looking for classic restoration parts or modern performance modifications for your 1964-2020 Mustang, CJ's has the parts you need! With an extensive inventory of parts to restore your early model Mustang or customize your late model Mustang to make it stand out from the crowd, CJ's is your go-to source for everything Mustang related with parts from some of the best manufacturers in the business!
Classic Sunbeam Auto Parts
Sunbeam Auto parts for 1959 to 1967 Sunbeam Alpine and Tiger sports cars.
Classic Alfa
UK's largest supplier of parts for classic Alfa Romeos from 1950 to 1978 and for all Spiders until 1993. They have the widest range and massive stocks on the shelf ready for immediate dispatch. They pride on getting most orders sent out the same day due to their huge stocks and streamlined online ordering system. In the time it takes many other suppliers to reply with a quote, your order will already be on your doorstep from Classic Alfa! So whether you need Alfa Giulietta spares, Alfa 105 parts, or a part for your Alfa 1900/2000/2600.
Rimmer Bros
Raised in County Durham and apprenticed as Mechanical Engineers in Tyneside, two brothers, Bill and Graham Rimmer, started out by buying, tinkering and fettling their own Triumph Sports Cars. Later, in 1982, they founded Rimmer Bros., which operated from modest buildings at the family home in Lincolnshire. Those were the days when they bought, sold, restored, serviced and provided parts for Triumph, doing all the work themselves, for they had no other staff.
Moss Motors
Moss Motors' commitment to their customers and their cars runs deep. They make substantial investments into quality and support for the parts they provide. They are the most trusted name in classic British car parts not because they are the biggest; rather, it is due to the knowledge and character of our staff, Salespeople and Technical Support team.
Kevin Kay Aston Parts
They stock a full line of new and used Aston Martin parts for the classic 6-cylinder DB Aston Martins, DB2, DB3, DB4, DB5 and DB6. They use the Factory Parts Manuals as their catalogue and numbering system. They can supply from their inventory copies of these manuals, as well as Factory Workshop Manuals and Owners Handbooks. They have a large inventory of parts, not all parts are listed on their website.
Shipping and Transportation Companies
Montway Auto Transport
Long-distance buying is the modern way to get the classic car of your dreams, but once you’ve scored that amazing vehicle, you’ll need transportation.
Classic Car Carrier
Established in 1989 by Ed Dalton realizing a growing need for transportation of fine automobiles including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "For over 25 years, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum has entrusted Classic Car Carrier with the care and transportation of some of their most iconic and valuable automobiles and artifacts.
Enclosed Vehicle Transport
Since 2001, Enclosed Vehicle Transport offered a premier door to door service with enclosed non-stacking and enclosed stacking trailers for auto and cycle transport. They are equipped for all types of vintage car transport and custom chopper shipping.
National Express Auto Transport
They offer long distance towing, cross country auto shipping, auction transport, state to state, expedited services, and more. Their carriers travel all over the entire country covering all 50 states. This includes Hawaii and Alaska. They also ship to Puerto Rico and Canada.
A1-Auto Transport
Shipping your vehicle has never been easier. With a network of 40 terminals and 30 modern carriers, you can get your vehicle where it needs to be—quickly and safely from start to finish. They provide years of experience and industry knowledge that combine to ensure the most smooth and carefree vehicle delivery process possible for every customer. They offer many types of services when it comes to shipping cars and other types of vehicles.
Auto and Car Make Forums and Message Boards
Rennlist
Rennlist was founded in May of 1997 by John Dunkle as a Porsche discussion email list, known at the time as “PorscheList.” This new email server was created as an alternative to the aging “Porsche Fans” email server that was established in 1995. By 2000, the community had grown to include 38 email lists, 7 web discussion boards, and over 30,000 list subscribers. Today, the site is the largest online resource for Porsche enthusiasts with over 200,000 registered members from across the world. The forum features over 1 million topics with information on everything from the original Porsche 911 to the new Porsche Taycan.
Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum
The world's largest international Jaguar community for news, rumors, and discussion.
California Association of Sunbeam Tiger Owners Forum
CAT welcomes all Sunbeam Tiger enthusiasts.
Ferrari Chat
With 1500+ new forum posts daily and 160K registered users, their community covers all things Ferrari - new models, classics, racing, tech, auctions, and more.
Lamborghini Talk
Lamborghini-talk.com was started by a group of enthusiasts that shared a common passion for Lamborghini Talk. Over the years, the site has grown, and today has over 40,600 members. More importantly though, the users of the site have created over 542,000 posts of content all related to Lamborghini Talk.
MaseratiLife.com
MaseratiLife.com was started by a group of enthusiasts that shared a common passion for all things Maserati. Over the years, the site has grown, and today has over 26k members. More importantly though, the users of the site have created over 300k posts of content all related to the world of Maserati.
All Ford Mustangs
A forum community dedicated to Ford Mustang owners and enthusiasts. Go join the discussion about performance, builds, modifications, reviews, engine swaps, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!
Lotus Talk
A forum community dedicated to all Lotus owners and enthusiasts. Go join the discussion about performance, modifications, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!
Corvette Forum
About a third of US households had access to the Internet in mid-1999, a time when it was considered to have become a mainstream means of communication. At the time, CorvetteForum.com already was six months old, having been established as a means for Corvette enthusiasts to keep in touch with one another in the early days of 1999.
Alfa BB
A forum community dedicated to Alfa Romeo owners and enthusiasts. Go join the discussion about performance, parts, modifications, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!
Triumph Experience
All things Triumph. The World's busiest Triumph Forum. Join this amazing group of people and start discussing the thing that we all love, Triumph.
MG Experience
All things MG. Join this amazing group of people and start discussing the thing that we all love, MG.
Mercedes-Benz World
MBWorld began in 2001 and immediately attracted Mercedes Benz past, current, and future owners but also car enthusiasts in general. The unique sorting by chassis numbers allowed for easy access for one to gain any and all information about a unique model or brand. But the community became much bigger than Benz by instilling general dialogue forums about other cars and off topic discussions. What started out with 2 members has now blossomed to over 409,000 members posting over 7 million times. MBWorld.org is the largest Mercedes forum in the world.
NSX Prime
A world class forum dedicated to all things Acura NSX! Go join the discussion about performance, parts, modifications, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!
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