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Car Collecting: Everything You Need to Know Paperback – March 15, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Everything You Need To Know
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; 1st edition (March 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760328099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760328095
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,306,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

For anyone considering buying a collector car, whether for profit or pleasure, this book outlines the pitfalls to avoid, rules to follow, factors to consider, and terms and procedures to know. Author Steve Linden provides an introduction to the process of buying a collector car, with sections on special issues that arise before, during, and after a purchase. Choosing and locating the right model, budgeting, purchasing at auctions (on-line, local, or out-of-state), insuring, restoring and maintaining; Linden addresses all of these topics in an expert and accessible way. He also includes checklists covering questions for sellers, documentation, and inspections.

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Car collecting has enjoyed a tremendous surge in popularity in recent years, and for good reason: It’s fun! Longtime collector-car expert Steve Linden answers the most common questions and guides you around the frequent pitfalls that confront new hobbyists.

 

Linden introduces you to the hobby by helping you choose the right car, and he follows with a discussion of current and forecasted values. And since car collecting has a language all its own, Linden provides a handy glossary with explanations of acronyms and other mind-bending phrases.

 

Once you’ve found the car of your dreams, Linden guides you through the negotiation, inspection, and purchase processes, minimizing the chances of the experience becoming a nightmare. Exclusive checklists guide you through the negotiation and inspection of your new obsession. Linden even includes advice to help ensure an out-of-state purchase goes smoothly, including options for transporting your prize home. Further discussions include service and maintenance issues and advice for car care and storage.

 

Lively, real-life anecdotes about those who’ve been there, done it, and made the mistakes illustrate the author’s points. This is essential reading for the new collector keen to avoid an expensive misstep.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim Thimios on August 21, 2009
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More pictures than info. A fair book for a new collector ( which I am), but with the authors knowledge was hoping for more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shaun on January 17, 2012
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The title of the book "Everything you need to know about car collecting" says it all. It covers just about everything I could think of. What is a collector car and which one is right for you?, The true value of a collector car, too many chapters for me to list. Lots of color pictures of cars. I had bought a book on this subject before and it was ok but I sold it. This one is a keeper. If you are interested in buying a collector car or own one this is a good book to have.
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By Red Rider on December 2, 2012
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For new people this book gives you practical advice on car collecting. The most valuable item to me is not to get tangled up with a major fixer upper for I don't have the time or expertise to do it right and more often than not you will not likely get your money out of it.

Read through all the finer details such as Matching numbers vehicle and understand what this can do to the value of a vehicle. Over all very helpful. Follow the advice and you will likely stay out of trouble.
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By Alfredo Perez on August 30, 2013
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If you are in the market for a muscle car, this book is a must have. It was dead on in its advice in shipping the car to your home. The car shippers are a mafia and I would recommend using the FedEx auto shipping
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I bought this book for my boyfriend who just so happens to love vintage cars. He loved it! Good read.
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