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Where should I sell my 1920s American classic pick-up?

I have a 1928 flatbed Chevrolet truck built in the UK that I wish to sell. It needs a full restoration as it is in a poor condition. Any ideas how or where to sell?

Asked on 8 August 2018 by Patrick Simpson

Answered by Keith Moody
The trick to getting this sold will be providing as much information (words and pictures) as possible in the listing and reaching as many buyers as possible. So take as many photos as you can and list as much info as you can of the history. Is it complete? Does the engine turnover (by hand), what state is the interior in? When was it last off the road? How did it arrive in need of restoration? Why did you buy it? Why do you want to sell it? Etc. Then you'll need to get it out there to be seen by as many potential buyers as possible. The first stage is to list it for sale on as many online sales platforms as you can. We carry classified adverts, as does Car and Classic and Classic Cars for Sale and there's always eBay. You'll need to use social media to its full extent as well, post the advert in groups and forums for enthusiasts of similar vehicles, before hitting the specialist print press. Target not only the American car enthusiasts magazines but also the general classic car press. Is there an interesting story behind the car? In which case, it may make a newsworthy item. Can you move it? If you could get it to a few shows (like the NEC Restoration Show, for example, it'll certainly be a talking point). Yes, it's going to take a lot of time and effort, but surely it's better than just weighing it in for scrap. If you're still having no luck (or are in a rush to move it on) then either place it for sale with a dealer and let them do the legwork or list it for sale with a local auction. In both cases, be aware of any hidden fees and check the small print (some auctions will charge you if the vehicle sells and you need to withdraw it from the catalogue).
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