Saturday, December 5, 2015

BUYING AN ANTIQUE, CLASSIC OR CUSTOM CAR IN FLORIDA? OBTAIN A CONDITION REPORT FIRST.

BUYING AN ANTIQUE, CLASSIC OR CUSTOM CAR IN FLORIDA?
FORT PIERCE, Florida - Looking to buy an antique, classic or custom car in Florida? There are many different types of automobiles available here and, when you see photos of them in Auto Trader, Hemmings, eBay or other automotive site, many of them look like they are in near-mint condition. As an appraiser who furnishes condition reports to out-of-state customers, the stories I can relate about the true condition of some of these cars after I perform my inspections might not surprise you. Those who will be surprised, however, are the dummies who buy cars sight unseen without having them inspected by an appraiser or, at least, a mechanic or body man. Rust, of course, is the predominant culprit but water intrusion, bent frames, and blown motors are common defects that sellers fail to point out in their advertisements. Unfortunately, once the car has been transported to Ohio, Kansas or Idaho, buyers have little recourse except to lick their wounds and hopefully gain some small measure of wisdom. Paying $225.00 just to be told that the pristine 1966 Corvette you were planning to buy is a piece of junk is unpleasant. But signing for a $75,000.00 patchwork Vette after it rolls off the transport surpasses that unpleasantness by miles.
A sound piece of advice is not to be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Being the sucker on the receiving end of a scam, perpetrated by dealers and private sellers alike, is completely unnecessary. Hire someone to evaluate the cars condition before you buy it.


The St. Lucie Appraisal Company
P.O. Box 2700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Phone: (772) 359-4300
Fax: (772) 466-8400
Email: contact@stlucieappraisal.net 

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