Parts for older vintage cars can be found through online parts retailers such as Kanter Auto Products and Vintage Auto Parts. Online auction sites such as eBay also contain numerous listings for classic and vintage auto parts.
One common way to increase the value of a classic, vintage or older car is to perform repairs and tune-ups to improve its performance. A car that can run without issue is worth more than one that cannot run or runs poorly, because the purchaser does not need to invest any additional money in the vehicle. One common issue in regards to repairing older cars is that they commonly use specific parts that are either no longer manufactured or very costly new. This makes used parts an affordable option that allows sellers to maximize the value of a car without spending too much money in the process.
When selling a vintage car, it is best to have any repairs done by a certified mechanic who is familiar with older vehicle configurations. This ensures that no errors are made during the repair process, as mistakes can lead to damaged parts that may be very difficult to find. In some cases, it may be necessary to find an auto repair shop that specializes in the specific model of car.