You have come to the right place in your search for an old car price guide. Many antique collectors like yourself have started their searches for list values in this very same place. This type of guide will direct you to value based on the make, model, year and condition of the vehicle in question. While this is a great piece of information, one must also take into account that you must be unbiased in your assessment of the condition of your car or truck in order to get an accurate value quote.
Before you even begin to search for an old car price guide, you should of course first make sure you can answer all of the questions required to find the information you seek. What is the make of your vehicle? Is it a Ford, Chevy, GMC, Mercedes, BMW, KIA, Toyota, Saturn, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, etc.? Then, more specifically, you must know the model of your vehicle.
The model of your vehicle can be one of many hundreds of possibilities. Chevrolet is famous for making the Corvette, Cavalier, F150, and Corsica. If you have a Ford, you may have a Camaro, Mustang, Focus, or Taurus. If foreign cars are more up your alley, you may own a Nissan Quest, or even an Altima. After knowing this information, you are still not ready.
It is also important to know the year of the model in question. Vehicles vary in form and function from year to year. One pick up may have two gas tanks, and another of the same make and model, but of a different year, may only have one. This is just one example of why it is important to know the exact year of the vehicle to look it up in an old car price guide, and not just a range in possible years.
Knowing what features your car or truck in question has is also important. Does it have a tape, eight-track, cd-player? Or perhaps, it only has an old fashioned am/fm radio! One should also know if the features the vehicle has now are the features that were original to the production of the vehicle. If not, the car or truck in question will not be as valuable.
It will also not be as valuable if the vehicle in question is not in pristine original condition. If the vehicle has rust or mechanical or engine problems, you have lost a lot of value off of the top. New buyers will also be interested in the appearance of the interior of the vehicle. Cigarette burns, stains, or any foul odor will depreciate your vehicle and make it harder to sell at the optimum price.
It may be possible for you to make some inexpensive repairs to the vehicle yourself so you will not lose money when compared to the value stated in the old car price guide. We wish you the best of luck in your search and in your car collecting or selling business!