Classic vehicle auctions and auction websites are good places to find classic cars and boats for a low price, as are classified ad websites such as Autotrader.com and Haggerty's. Private party sales from older car owners are another good way to get a classic car for a low price.
A mechanically minded buyer may be able to find a good classic car or boat at a good price if she is willing to buy a high-mileage example or one with some mechanical issues. It is often possible to recondition these vehicles to run like new for much less money than a mechanically flawless boat or low-mileage car. However, severe issues such as rust damage to the body can make a classic car or boat a bad investment regardless of the price.