If you’re considering buying a classic car, you need to get a lot of information about it prior to purchase. Here are 3 important questions to ask the seller.
Are You the Car’s Owner?
If a person can’t prove ownership of the car that you’re considering buying, he or she may not have the legal right to sell it to you. According to SB One Insurance, you need to verify that the seller has the legal authority to convey title on behalf of the owner.
Can You Show Me the Title?
If the car doesn’t have a clean title, there’s probably a good reason why. You need to be especially wary if you’re in an area that has been hard hit by a major storm within the past decade. It’s possible that it sustained damage and has a flood title that would significantly reduce its value.
Can You Tell Me About Any Work That the Car Needs?
Ask the owner to tell you about any work that the car may need to be roadworthy. Also, if you live in a state where cars need to pass emissions tests, ask about when it was last tested. Lastly, ask if you can have a professional mechanic inspect the car to find out about what kind of work has to be done.