Hello 70power,Simple question here. What is your budget? No joke… Cash, finance? Lots of threads posted previously here by ya.
No classic car dealers care about your smarts on the car. They do care about you paying the list price, that’s all.
Hello 71350SS,There are plenty of cars out there just take your time and make a choice then post a link to it here and let the TC people help you out.
Do Not waste money on a site that helps you find a car as you can do that yourself. That is unless you're rich and in that case send me some cash and a new cell phone and I'll find you a great car.
Thank you very much lookback,Spring Summer is not far away. Go to your local car shows, swap meets, Chevy events in your local. What your looking for is a plain jane run of the mill malibu, don't know how important numbers matching is for you for a malibu that would not be a deal breaker for me. Don't forget your looking for a 50 year old car. I don't care how pretty or original it is it's gonna need some kind work and parts replaced. I make a list of what to look for when I go buy any car and check off items. First make sure they have the car title, and numbers jive on title to car. Before I head over to see car. I tell the seller I want to feel engine cold when I get there so I see how it starts cold. Pull oil and trans dip sticks check oil dirty, water, gritty. Where the car is parked looks for leaks on the ground or around where it could be parked. Take 2 jack stands and a jack to look under neath car suspension and brakes, put your hands on all front suspension parts feel for looseness. Bring along a vacuum gauge to check engine condition,15 thru 20 inch of vacuum is ideal engine is healthy buy one or borrow it, you will tune with it when you purchase car. Check voltages with car running and everything on with a volt meter is also a good ideal, it will tell you condition of alternator and battery. Pull a spark plug and see how things are mixing. Try all electrical all lights, blow horn, wipers, heater, blower, radio. When you go for a test drive, start slow, check for pulling, harshness of ride. Listen for noises, with the radio off, better to go with day light to see body appearance and no rain. Water acts as a lubricant for suspension when it gets wet. Look at glass chipped, broken, cracked, windows roll up and down. Open and close all doors. Open hood look for leaks on engine above oil pan. Look for old or half filled bottles of oil, trans or power steering, brake fluid, antifreeze in engine bay or in the trunk. The most important tip I can give is don't act or get to excited for the car the seller can see this and wont want to let you try to haggle on defects you may find. Much of what I mentioned to check can be done by anyone who can drive a car. If its a pedigree car & big bucks then by all means get some help. Good luck with you purchase. Remember no car will be perfect.
Hello swampy 6x6,hi
Check the vehicle thoroughly . Major pre purchase check
FULL operational check paint / body and mechanical
wheel alignment check
+ full check inside out side ,,,everything
full body and mechanical 2 hrs
compression wet and dry and oil pressure 2hrs
wheel align check 3/4 hr
These check will always save money
Good Morning Alwhite00,Have you ever driven a 70-72 Chevelle? That should be job #1 to find ANY car for sale and take it for a drive and see if this is really what you want.
I'm not being mean here but it's a recipe for disaster with zero previous knowledge, very little mechanical ability and financing a classic car - it's the perfect storm.
I wish you luck but you should do this in steps before a transporter drops your dream car off in the driveway and you get 2 blocks down the street and realize that you made a big mi$$$take.