How to Make Money from Your Classic Car

How to make money with a classic car
How to make money with a classic car | Source

Do you own a Classic Car?

Do you own a classic car? Your first reaction may be a proud yes.

Classic car owners love to talk about their cars and the history surrounding them. They can tell you what they are currently being sold for and how lucky they are to have them. However do you enjoy it as much as you thought you would? Perhaps you find the car is just sitting in your garage doing nothing but costing you money.

If this is the case, let's look at some of the ways you can make it work for you and regain a pride of place in your heart and at the same time putting money into your wallet.

Movie Companies

Contact movie and film companies. If they are making films from the era of your car, and yours is original looking, they may be interested in using it. They may opted to rent it by the day, week or month, depending on their time schedule.

If you are observant, often you will see the same car being used time and time again in different films. The company will like those owners who are accommodating and don't cause them problems.

You may find that working through an agency will ensure your car is offered to a variety of different clients.

Wedding Cars-Rolls Royce
Wedding Cars-Rolls Royce | Source
Wedding Car Hire
Wedding Car Hire | Source

Wedding or Prom Hire

Have you considered renting your car out as a wedding vehicle? There are many people who opt not to have a limousine but want something a bit different. This could include picking up the bridal party with you driving or renting this out to them. There is good money to be made from this type of venture. There are always people getting married.

This is the same for proms. Many schools have proms at different times of the year, one normally in spring and a Christmas one as well.

Weekend hire

Is yours a vehicle that you could rent out for a week or a weekend? Perhaps you have a VW campervan. Many families or couples want something different, or even retro to get away in.

This makes an ideal vacation for a small family.

I know of a woman who has done just this. Although her VW bus wasn't original, it was brightly painted and had a pleasant mixture of both mod cons, and traditional d├ęcor in a 'hippy van'. Perfect for a beach/ surf vacation.

VW Surf Van
VW Surf Van | Source

Marketing with Custom Vinyl Graphics

What line of work are you in? If you are in sales, this makes an ideal mobile billboard. Using removable transfers on you car will get people's attention.

People often see ads on taxis, buses and other common vehicles but less so on a classic vehicle. If you drive your car and park in public places, you are a good candidate to offer advertising space. For example, a VW van would be ideal to place advertisements for a surf shop on the side.

The custom vinyl graphics can either be your business or let someone else pay you a monthly fee to advertise on your car.

School Events

Many people will never have the opportunity to ride in a classic car. You could offer rides at school and community events. Obviously you would have to either split what you make with the promoters or pay them a flat fee to be there.

Many events such as these are always looking for something different to include in their annual events.

A Colorful Fun Car
A Colorful Fun Car | Source

Photo shoots

Allow your car to be in photographic shots. These could be with people in them or simply as a prop in the background.

Also some people want to enhanced their photographic skills. Contact professional photographers and let them know what you have and that it can be hired for their uses.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

What an interesting topic; a first on HP for me. :) I don't have one; I just stopped by to wish you well and say hello.

blessings always


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Blond Logic 3 years ago from Brazil Author

Hello Bill,

Thank you for your kind wishes. My ex and I used to buy and sell classic cars so there was always something unusual up the drive.

Some can turn into a money pit if you aren't careful.

Wonderful to hear from you.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

My hubby owns a classic car but I don't see him lending it out or even for hire. Even so, this is a great idea and I'm sure many readers will profit from the suggestions.

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Blond Logic 3 years ago from Brazil Author

Many owners are very protective of their babies.

At least in the Florida sunshine I am sure your get ample opportunity to enjoy it.

Wonderful to hear from you.

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GmaGoldie 2 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Blond Logic,

What a fun and inventive hub! So many people keep possessions and don't engage them - delightful way to share the joy!

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