If you are considering purchasing a classic car then one of the first questions that you are likely to have is: “Where is the best place to buy a classic car?” Well, it probably will not come as a surprise to you to read that there are various places to do so some of which we list below: –

a popular place to buy a vintage car is at an auction

There are many auctions of classic cars that take place in the UK throughout the year.


Many classic cars are sold at specialized auctions with a view to the seller getting as high a price as possible for the vehicle. There is probably going to be a number of other people interested in bidding for the car so such vehicles often sell for a price in excess of that expected.

Private Sale

One of the best ways to purchase a vintage vehicle is through a private sale. The owner will no doubt know the car’s history and be keen to ensure that the car is sold to someone that will look after it just as he or she has done over the years.

You are more likely to get the car at a reasonable price especially in comparison to buying from a dealer. This is because a private seller is unlikely to need to sell the car to generate an income from the transaction so there is unlikely to be any “mark-up” on the asking price. You may also find it easier to haggle with the owner to get a reduction in the quoted price.


You could buy a classic car from a dealer that specializes in such vehicles. However, you may end up paying a premium for doing so as the dealer needs to make a living from the sale of classic cars. You are unlikely to be given any warranty when purchasing such vehicles. It may have been serviced so should be in good working order.

Motoring Club

Members of motoring clubs sometimes sell their vehicles often favouring selling to another club member that they may have got to know well. You are likely to know its history as you may well have attended shows with the seller.


You only have to key something like “classic cars for sale” into your browser’s search box and you will be presented with many websites that offer to sell you a classic car often providing a wide selection of vehicles. For instance, this could be a specialist classic car sales company or eBay.

As you can see, there are many places in which you can purchase a classic car. You may wish to search for the vehicle of your choice through more than one outlet in order to give you the best chance of finding the most suitable vehicle for an affordable price.