News Ticker

How the Web has Changed the Search for Classic Cars

By Rizwan Ahmad - 28 August 2012 No Comments
Classic Cars
There has been a thriving market for classic cars for many decades now, with collectors from all over the world looking for the vehicle of their dreams. The more dedicated among them think nothing of traveling hundreds of miles just to look at a particular make and model, and are quite prepared to drive all the way home again without having made a purchase. It seems that many of us will go to any lengths to feed our obsession.

In previous years, seeking out a classic vehicle was a time-consuming and stressful experience that would have defeated the average collector. Finding out about the sale of a particular vehicle was an effort in itself, often relying on seeing small ads in specialist magazines or perhaps on good old-fashioned word of mouth. The existence of the most desirable cars of all would often take on an almost mythical quality in the process.

How the Web has Changed the Search for Classic Cars
Local newspapers were also a source of information about the potential sales of classic cars, but the relatively small catchment area they could reach meant many vehicles remained unsold. They were fine if there happened to be other collectors living in the immediate vicinity, of course, but not a sale would sometime prove impossible. It was a frustrating time for both buyers and vendors.

Go digital and find what you need
Thankfully, the advent of the Digital Age has transformed everything for the better. The keen collector is now able to search for a particular model in markets all over the world should they wish, and of course it can all be done from the comfort of their own home. Fast, convenient and highly reliable, the bad old days of searching for a four-wheeled needle in a planet-sized haystack are now thankfully long gone.
Specialist websites are used by sellers to showcase their vehicles, and to ensure they reach a wide audience. Web users who are looking for their ultimate classic car can filter out all those makes and models which don’t match their needs, and can specify sales which are taking place within a pre-ordained distance from the buyer’s home address, thereby ensuring they don’t have to travel too far for their quest.

For buyers in all parts of the world, the existence of classic car websites means they can save time, money and effort in their bids to track down their chosen vehicle. Even those collectors who were initially suspicious about the power of the web have changed their minds in recent years, and it’s so easy to see why.

David Showell lives in the UK and is a keen fan of cars. He works for

Rizwan Ahmad
About the Author:

This article is contributed by David Showell and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,


No Comment to " How the Web has Changed the Search for Classic Cars "