You can find old trucks for sale almost anywhere. They are not being made anymore and sometimes the model one wants is very hard to find. But these trucks will last a lot longer than the modern variety and you’ll probably find one for sale somewhere.
We always like to emphasize the need for you to do a lot of research before actually starting to look for old pickups for sale. Make sure the truck you want is in good condition, that is has all its parts and that it can be restored. Figure out how it will be restored and who is going to actually do the restoration.
The pickup you find may require a lot of work but the final result will please you and might earn you a lot of money. There are people who do this for a living, buying what looks like a piece of junk and restoring it to sell. You might be able to buy something for US$1,000, spend some US$5,000 or US$6,000 and sell the item one year later for US$20,000 or more. Who knows? Be patient, do it right and you won’t be sorry.
Buying or selling an old truck is like buying or selling any used car. It would be wise to actually look at the vehicle, kick its tires and even drive it. Considering that the market for old trucks is a specialty market, you may be the owner of a pickup truck for many years before you can find a buyer for it. Thus, it’s better to make sure you know everything about the truck you’re buying. Old trucks for sale have to be looked at carefully.
The Internet is a good source of information about old trucks for sale. There are good and reputable Websites where you can get as much information as you may need and where you see good pictures of the trucks for sale. But the actual negotiation should be done in person. Look for the vehicle you want on the Internet and when you find what you want you can call the seller and go there to check the vehicle by yourself. If you’re not sure about what to look for take a mechanic along. Or you can take advantage of the inspection companies that are out there.
Your best bet is to go to a classic car show or a swap meet and look around. There are many trucks being sold at these places and you can find good deals there. Such events are taking place everywhere.
Another good option is to look for an auction. There are several large companies promoting classic car and old truck auctions all over the country and they sell hundreds of vehicles every year. At an auction you can look at the vehicles for sale, get a lot of information about them and meet the owners. The only problem with auctions is that you can’t negotiate. If the old truck for sale is a good buy many people will be bidding on it and it may become difficult for you to get what you want.
Then there’s eBay. You can find old trucks for sale there too. If the truck being auctioned is near you, make sure you go and look at it and talk to the owner before deciding on a bid. If you can’t go yourself maybe you can arrange for a mechanic you trust to look the truck over. And eBay is also great for you to locate and buy classic truck parts and restoration parts. A problem with eBay is that the auctions are too short and the length of the auction may not be enough for you to make up your mind.
Click on this link to see a 1955 Chevrolet 1/2 ton truck you can buy right now at e-Bay Motors.
Hemmings Motor News is another great source for old cars and trucks. You can get the magazine or you can go to their website. But we insist on the need for you to make arrangements to go in person to see and even test drive the vehicle being advertised there. When we wrote this article this 1958 Dodge Sweptline truck was being advertised there for $79,500. Two days later it had been sold. Want to know something? This is a great truck and it is worth that much.
This type of market is very peculiar in some ways. It is tightly regulated by the law of supply and demand and even if you get a specialist to estimate the price of old trucks for sale you may not be able to make a deal. If you fall in love with an old Chevy truck and the owner doesn’t want to sell his truck the price has to go up. As we all know there is a price for everything and the owner of the truck you want may eventually accept your offer but it may be a lot higher than the estimate given you by a specialist. It is up to you to decide how high you should go.
Here are a few suggestions of Websites you can visit to get an idea of the market of old trucks for sale.
There are many options for you to find the old truck you want. The Internet is a great source of good information. Go ahead and surf to find what you’re looking for.
Even before you find the truck you want it may be wise to check out the market for parts. If parts for the truck you chose are too hard to find maybe you should think the whole thing over and choose another brand or model of truck.