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Where to Find Vintage Car Parts

Updated on March 12, 2019
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Dr. David Thiessen is an educator, writer, pastor, and speaker. He has authored several books on a variety of topics including Archaeology

The Problem

Ever since the old Muscle car days car enthusiasts have been looking for that special car project to rebuild and return to glory old vintage or classic cars. The problem that they run into is that the car makers for those old vehicles have either gone out of business or have stopped producing replacement parts for those treasures.

The parts needed are just not in supply though the demand can be quite large so it takes a real detective to hunt down those needed vintage car parts. Here is a list to help the ca part detective do their work.

Car Swap Meets

This is actually a traveling car experience where different parts dealers move about the county holding these swap meets to sell the parts they have been able to collect

Ye Olde Auto Parts Store

This is always a possibility s they would know which vintage car still has parts in production or where they can be located. Just make sure you call ahead and give them the information about your part. It will save you time and money.

Online Car Forums

The internet is a great place to locate almost anything, so look there for those much needed vintage car parts

Word of mouth

You never know when a friend has a friend who knows someone who knows someone who has the part you are looking for. Talk to people, your friends, relatives and have them spread the word for you. Word of mouth is always a great resource to use.

Car Magazines

More specifically, classic car magazines, not only will they have stories about different vintage cars and the difficulty in getting parts, hey may also contain ads from businesses selling vintage car parts.

Junk Yards

If you have time to explore these places are virtual gold mines for old car parts. Their prices may be a lot cheaper than purchasing the same part from other sources.

Car Clubs

Believe t or not, many cars have clubs dedicated to talking about them or rebuilding them. These people are great resource if you are looking for those hard to find parts. Since they may have restored the same vehicle, they would know the best places to get the parts.


Many estates have old cars that go on the auction block with their other personal possession. Just call your local auction house and see if they handle hard to find cars.


Yes, this is a great place to find old cars. An owner or pack rat may not want to through away a great car or they have simply forgotten it was there. Many great finds have been found in barns

This list should get you well on your way to finding the parts for your vintage car restoration project.

© 2019 David Thiessen


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