The Beauty of Classic Cars and Trucks

Whether your passion is taking a Sunday drive in an original Ford Model T, or you are an amateur racer of a 60's muscle car, you know all too well the draw of classic cars. Perhaps you like to own them, work on them, look at them, or all three. Perhaps your dream is to own one someday, and you're in search of the one that longs to be your next hobby. With so many different types through the decades, you're bound to find the perfect classic car for sale. Browse the classic car and truck selections at eBay, where you can find models from a number of decades and brands, all in conditions ranging from that rarefied new to used to certified pre-owned.

Model Types Through the Decades

The first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908. Of course, having an automobile wasn't too common until several years later, but as Ford began to have competitors, many other different autos came on the market.

  • 1920's. Imports were popular during the 1920's, as American car manufacturing hadn't quite completely gotten off its feet. Popular cars from this era include Mercedes-Benz and Rolls Royce.
  • 1930's. The 1930's would bring sleek, aesthetically pleasing cars, such as the 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial dual-windshield phaeton, or the 1935 Lincoln K convertible roadster.
  • 1940's. Things would become more creative in the 1940's, when the first trucks and Jeeps were introduced. Imagine owning an original 1940's Jeep or Ford F-series pickup truck.
  • 1950's. The most popular car invention of this era is undoubtedly the Chevrolet Corvette. The Citroen import is also a sight to behold.
  • 1960's. Classic autos would become even more interesting with the introduction of the VW Beetle. The Ford Mustang would also come into production in the 1960's.
  • 1970's. One of the most iconic cars of this decade was the Pontiac Grand Am Firebird. Still quite popular today, you can pick up one of these manufactured in the 1980's as well.

Of course, there are myriad autos not mentioned above - if you're into muscle cars, a Dodge Charger or a Chevrolet Nova SS are autos to consider. Those who love classic pickups may consider a GMC, such as a GMC Sierra Classic. There are also many options manufactured by Mercury, such as the Mercury Monarch or Coupe.Other popular classic brands throughout the years include DeSoto, Edsel, Cord, Willys, Studebaker, Plymouth, Packard, Oldsmobile, AMC, Cord, International Harvester, Hudson, Nash, MG, and more.

The Intricacies of Purchasing Classic Autos

Whether you're considering a Chevrolet or a classic import, one of the most important things to ask yourself is why you are opting for classic autos for sale. Do you want an auto that's still reliable enough to drive occasionally, perhaps a few times a week? Is your choice going to be strictly for show only? Will it be a project or hobby? No matter what the reasons, there are items to consider for every classic auto across the board.

  • Thoroughly check paperwork. A car that is several decades old has a long paper trial. Before your final purchase, ensure that the title is in correct order.
  • Consider parts. If you are considering a rare auto from the 1930's or 1940's, it makes a great conversation piece, but it may be hard to get parts. If this is your first vintage venture, look for an auto that's easy to repair.
  • Buying and selling. Look for a vehicle that has a relatively moderate resale value. This makes you more confident in your investment.