The days of local ads are numbered - most cars are now advertised online first. This is good news if you’re willing to transport a car cross-country for the chance of a great deal.

Private sales are by far the most popular channel for individual and lower-end market collectors. Many of these sellers use websites like Ebay to market their cars to the largest number of buyers.

After receiving a number of questions about sites we’d recommend to find collector cars for sale privately we decided to put together a blog post with some of our favourites…

Large inventory, professional profiles, good feedback mechanisms

Medium to large inventories

Smaller inventories, regional, and often specialized

Offline

All being said, you should always compliment your search with more traditional channels because you’re more likely to snag a great deal (fewer buyers aware of a car for sale).

  • Local car museums
  • Local classic car dealers
  • Car club newsletters

Auctions

Auctions are another great places to find collectable cars. Almost all auction publish their catalogues week before each event allowing you to pick out cars of interest. We’ve got results from 1000’s of auctions, with a handy auction house search feature for upcoming auctions too.