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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are you a dealership or a museum?
A: We are both, a dealership and a museum. It's the best of both worlds. Please see our Museum section for more info.

Q: Is there an entry fee to walk through the museum?
A: No, our museum is free to the public to walk through and enjoy. Please see our Museum section for more info.

Q: Can I take pictures of the vehicles?
A: Yes, as long as your photos are for personal use. Please see our Museum section for more info.

Q: Do you sell vehicles?
A: Yes, all of the vehicles in our inventory are for sale. If you don't see the one you're looking for just ask. Please see our Buying From Us section for more info.

Q: Do you buy vehicles?
A: Yes, we by certain vehicles. Please see our Selling to Us section for more info.

Q: Do you take consignment vehicles?
A: Yes, we accept certain consignment vehicles. Please see our Consignment section for more info.

Q: Do you accept trades?
A: Yes, we accept certain trades. Please see our Trades section for more info.

Q: Do you finance?
A: Yes, we offer different financing options. Please see our Financing section for more info.

Q: Do you ship vehicles?
A: Yes, we ship vehicles worldwide. Please see our Shipping section for more info.

Q: I don't see the vehicle I want, can you find it for me?
A: Yes, of course we can! It's our job to get you in the vehicle you want and if you don't see it here or on our website you can talk to a sales specialist and they will do their best to locate a vehicle that meets your request.

Q: How can I see the vehicle?
A: With today's technology and resources we have different ways of showing you a vehicle without you having to need to leave your home. These options help you save money without the need to travel as well. At no additional cost we offer hi-resolution photos and hi-definition walk around and start up videos for all of our vehicles. If you don't see what you want, you can request it. We also recommend hiring a professional vehicle inspector who will come and inspect the vehicle and send you a detailed report, although you will be responisble for this expense.

Q: Can I test drive a vehicle
A: Depending on the circumstances of the sale, we do allow you to test drive the vehicle on our lot. We want you to feel confident when buying a vehicle from us. However we don’t allow random test-drives unless you a serious buyer.

Q: Is the vehicle all-original?
A: Most vehicles offered for sale are over 50 years old, some are 60-75 years old or more, we cannot and do not guarantee 100% authenticity. We do not guarantee that the engine or any other part or component is in fact original or that it is correct for that vehicle. We did not restore or build the vehicle and have no definite way of deciphering if the car is all-original. Please see our Disclaimer section for more info.

Q: What is the vehicles mileage?
A: In most all states mileage is no longer required to be reported after 10 model years, therefore most of our vehicles are mileage exempt and in that case we would not know the mileage. In some cases, when a vehicle is restored or an engine rebuilt, we may know an estimate of miles on the vehicle from when it was done. Please see our Disclaimer section for more info.

Q: Is there a warranty?
A: Most vehicles offered for sale are over 50 years old, some are 60-75 years old or more, and as such, have long since exceeded their original life expectancy, and mechanical tolerances. Due to this all vehicles are sold as is with no warranty expressed, written or implied. Please see our Disclaimer section for more info.

Q: What if there is a problem after the purchase?
A: Please see our Disclaimer section for more info.

Policies

Museum
Our showroom doubles as a giant museum, filled with classic vehicles, that isfree to the public to walk through. We welcome all people of all ages to come visit our beautiful showroom and see all of these amazing vehicles in person. It is completely free to walk around, we just ask for one person in the group to answer a quick four-question survey. After that you’re more than welcome to walk around and enjoy yourself. You are allowed to take pictures of the vehicles as long as the photos are for personal use only. Because we sell our vehicles our museum is ever changing, so next time you’re here you’ll always see different vehicles. We also have a gift shop that has all sorts of items for all ages.

Buying from Us
We want you to feel confident and comfortable before purchasing a vehicle fromus, it should be a friendly and easy experience. We have some of the most knowledgeable staff here to help you make your decision. Ask us questions about the vehicle you are interested in. We can send you pictures and / or videos if you are not able to see the vehicle in person. Our sales specialists will guide you through the entire buying process and help you obtain the vehicle of your dreams. If you don’t see the vehicle you want on our website, a sales specialist can try to locate the vehicle for you. We will store your information in our system and once the vehicle becomes available we will contact you. Please talk to a sales specialist for more information.

Selling to Us
We do buy vehicles from the public, old or new, but it will depend on the Year,Make, Model and Condition of the vehicle. The best way for us to make a decision is to see the vehicle in person, but we can get a pretty good idea from photos as well. Please talk to a sales specialist for more information.

Consignment
We do take certain vehicles on consignment. It will depend on the Year, Make, Model and Condition of the vehicle. We do offer free consignment for any vehicle we choose to take in, which means there is no cost to you. We try to make our consignment process quick and easy. Please talk to a sales specialist for more information.

Trades
We do accept trades on certain vehicles, old or new, but it will depend on theYear, Make, Model and Condition of the vehicle. Every trade process is different in it’s own way. Please talk to a sales specialist for more information.

Financing
We do not offer in-house financing, however, we deal with different 3rd party lenders who specialize in classic car financing. With your permission, we will take your information and send it to them. They will take it from there and contact you to further discuss your financing options. Please talk to a sales specialist for more information.

Insurance
Insurance on a classic car is necessary. The buyers are responsible for setting up their own insurance. Classic car insurance is usually less costly than your regular car insurance. Most classic car policies are only a few hundred dollars a year. You can ask your current insurance provider if they deal with classic cars, but usually the best rates come from classic car insurance companies directly (i.e. Hagerty, Grundy, American Collectors etc.). Please talk to your local car club or to a sales specialist for more information.

Tax & Tags
If you are a Florida resident and the vehicle is staying in the state of Florida, by law, we will take care of the tax and tags at your expense. You are still responsible for paying for it. If the car is going out of state or out of the country you are responsible for taking care of the tax and tags. Please check with your local DMV or talk to a sales specialist for more information.

Titling
Some states require inspections prior to registration being issued. Many oldervehicles were registered or titled using engine numbers, but many engines have been changed over the years and it can create an issue at the time of registration in your state. Be patient and check with a local car club for assistance in working with local DMV on the process. Remember today’s rigid emission regulations weren’t even thought of nor were 13 digit VIN’s used. There are 50 states, so there are 50 sets of rules. Please talk to your local car club or a sales specialist for more information.

Shipping a Car
We ship cars across the country and worldwide using 3rd party companies to fulfill the services. The buyer is responsible for paying for the shipping and this is an agreement between you and the shipping company; however, we will take care of setting up the shipping arrangements for you. We basically play the middleman. Shipping costs will vary depending on location and shipping type. We can provide you with a shipping quote at your request. We always recommend shipping in an enclosed carrier. Please talk to a sales specialist for more information.

Picking Up a Car
You are more than welcome to pick your vehicle up at the showroom, as long as it is in a timely manner. Please remember, while your car is sitting here waiting to be picked up it is taking up room for newer inventory. We will work with you though and help you the best we can. Please talk to a sales specialist for more information.

Disclaimers

General Disclaimer
All vehicle descriptions are based on information that is to the best of ourknowledge. The seller shall not be responsible for any incorrect description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects. Although we do our best to explain each car accurately, these are 50 year-old vehicles and there are no perfect cars, please keep this in mind when making your purchasing decision. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type.

All vehicles are being sold as is with no warranty expressed, written or implied.

It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied their self as to the condition and value. The buyer accepts responsibility for all defects known and unknown by the seller at the time of sale. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer’s request prior to the close of sale.

The seller is not and should not be considered experts on every make, model and variation of classic car that we make available for sale. The classic cars available for sale at Ideal Classic Cars are vintage collector automobiles. They are not new cars. Most vehicles offered for sale are over 50 years old, some are 60-75 years old or more, and as such, have long since exceeded their original life expectancy, and mechanical tolerances. If you drive them, they may break and require mechanical repairs. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

The seller assumes no responsibility or liability for any typographical errors thatmay be found in our advertising. All prices exclude tax, tags, title and all other motor vehicle fees.

Photo Disclaimer
Due to the inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual product. We strive to make our colors as accurate as possible, but screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct. The images are reviewed for accuracy before being placed on the website. Every computer has different color settings. We are not responsible for the color settings on your system. Slight differences in color hue between the website and the physical item is possible. Images are taken with a high quality, digital camera. All pictures are from stock and no touchups are made.