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Classic Car Auctions From Honest Classic Car Traders

Updated on September 23, 2015

The key to buying your next classic car from classic car auctions

When buying a classic car online it is important to find a trustworthy car traders, I have dealt with several personally so they are featured here so you can take a look at what they have to offer.

I have also put together a few helpful classic car buying guides and links as further resources on classic car auctions and classic car buying in general. Enjoy!

The classic car traders listed below provide:

  • Hundreds of close-up and body photos
  • Videos of the car in action - Test drive, walk-around and more
  • Detailed honest descriptions
  • Professional quick response to questions

Well, let's just jump right in to the auctions shall we? Check out the classic car auctions below, and enjoy your stay!

1968 Porsche 912
1968 Porsche 912

1968 Porsche 912

Beautiful Sand Beige Porsche 912

John has a real beauty of a classic Porsche here for you fast car fans. This is one of the finest Porsche 912's I've seen with fewer than 47k miles on the odometer. With the exception of a repaint in its original Sand Beige this is a nearly original classic Porsche.

All of the mechanicals were gone through and over $6000 was spent to ensure every mechanical component of the car was in correct operating condition. Original Porsche parts were used where replacement was necessary. The work included the engine, transmission, fuel system, brakes, electrical, suspension/rear shocks/alignment, engine compartment insulation, wiper blades, tires, battery, and she was treated to a full tune-up. For all the juicy details see it is action on the 1968 Porsche 912 for sale page at Sunset Classics. Two photo galleries and three videos!

1968 Porsche 912 Drive By Video - Enjoy a quick little drive by video of this classic Porsche for sale

1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO

1968 Pontiac GTO

Numbers Matching, PHS Documented, 1st Place winner at the Muscle Car Classic!

Hey folks this is a real beauty, John has a 1968 Pontiac GTO for sale that will blow you away!

The numbers matching 400 bored engine now boasts 330hp and 400 torque at the rear wheels. The car was featured in Car Craft magazine in 2003 (Dyno Proven engine combos), and the engine has been fine tuned to even better performance since then. It's a 4 speed GTO with many rare options, including a reclining passenger seat with headrests. But perhaps the rarest of all the options is the numbers matching very very rare 3:55 gear "N"case 4 pinion posi rear end with Nodular Iron case and Hot forged axles.

Over-all one of the finest classic muscle cars I have laid eyes on. Swing by the 1968 Pontiac GTO page for all the juicy performance upgrades as well as over a hundred photos and video to see for yourself.

1966 Ford GT40 Replica

1966 Ford GT40 Replica
1966 Ford GT40 Replica
1967 Mustang GT500E Eleanor Tribute
1967 Mustang GT500E Eleanor Tribute

1967 Mustang GT500E Eleanor Recreation for Sale

Beautiful clone of a world famous Mustang

This is one absolutely fantastic recreation of the world famous 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500E Eleanor for sale by Sunset Classics! We just put together the listing, photo galleries and video on this rare car and the auction will probably start this Thursday - so if you want first dibs you may want to contact John directly.

This car started as a California 1967 Mustang Fastback and has been meticulously crafted into a super high performance Eleanor clone. It has a 385ci Stroker Windsor with 498 torque and 485HP and too many high performance extras to list here.

Alas this beauty sold to a buyer in Russia recently but you can still take a look at all the high performance specs on this stunning 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500E Eleanor as well as two photo galleries and even video!

1921 Model T Roadster
1921 Model T Roadster

Classic rare Vintage Era Model T

The early Ford Model T is the epitome of Brass-era automobiles. Henry Ford called his Model T The Universal Car; he firmly believed that he had perfected the modern automobile. While he may have been a little optimistic, the Model T and the Ford Motor Company did set the bar rather high for automobiles of the future. Before the end of the 1920s, more than one half of all the cars in the entire world were Model T Fords. At no other point in history has a single car company held so much market share.

This is a beautifully restored 1921 Model T Roadster for sale by Sunset Classics. 1921 entered the Vintage Age for classic automobiles, and the Model T is a perfect example of the class and style of that age.

John has several videos, a couple hundred photos, and a detailed description on the 1921 Ford Model T for Sale page on Sunset Classics.

Stunning restoration on this '59 Double Door Panel Van over at Vintage VW Cars
Stunning restoration on this '59 Double Door Panel Van over at Vintage VW Cars | Source
1958 Jaguar Mark 1
1958 Jaguar Mark 1
1936 Fiat Topolino Hotrod
1936 Fiat Topolino Hotrod

Classic Cars Sold Photo Gallery

Some of the beautiful classic cars John has sold through Sunset Classics

While you are waiting to see if your bid wins that classic car auction you have your eye on why not spend some time looking at classic car photos!

To the right are a couple of the fine classic cars sold by Sunset Classics.

Each page has over one hundred photos and video of the car as well as even more current auctions.

If you don't find the classic car you have your heart set on below there are many more fine classics on the Classic Cars Sold Photo Gallery at Sunset Classics.


Classic Car Buying Guides and Helpful Links

Helpful research tools before buying your classic car

Buying a car online may sound a bit risky even from a trusted classic car trader, but eBay has a very good Free Vehicle Purchase Protection program to protect your classic car purchase against fraud and material misrepresentation. In other words you won't get burned by buying your classic car from eBay.

Vehicle Purchase Protection

eBay is a great source for not only buying classic cars but also finding great information from experienced classic car collectors. Here are a few helpful links you don't want to pass up before buying your dream car from a classic car auction.

Collector and Classic Car Buying Guides:

At the link above find great resources like the following...

How to Buy Classic Cars Online
Collectible Muscle Cars Buying Guide
Budget Vintage Porsche Buying Guide
Collectible British Sports Cars Buying Guide

Beautiful Rare 1997 Porsche Ruf CTR2 Sport

In 1997 this Yellow Bird Yellow sports car was one of the fastest production cars in the world. The CTR2's air-cooled engine whips out an impressive 580HP with 0-60 times around 3.8 seconds, and a crazy top speed of 217mph! There were only 16 of these street legal super cars made.

1997 Porsche Ruf CTR2 Sport Video - Watch the vid then buy the Porsche!

1972 Jaguar XKE Series III for Sale

1972 Jaguar XKE Series III
1972 Jaguar XKE Series III
1972 Jaguar XKE E-Type
1972 Jaguar XKE E-Type

Beautiful 1972 Jaguar XKE

Stunning 99.93 Judge Score!

Donn has an award winning beauty for sale here in this stunning 1972 Jaguar XKE Series III. This fantastic Jag was judged an impressive 99.93 at the Jaguar Clubs of North America Concours d'Elegance.

Visit Left Coast Classics to view the full description, gorgeous photo galleries and even videos of this amazing classic Jaguar XKE Convertible.

1930 Ford Huckster Woodie Video - Watch the video then buy his Woodie!

This is just one beautiful Ford Woodie! Built many years ago by a local craftsman who builds incredible Woodies this high-quality woodie has only about 18K miles since completion. The wood work is beautifully done. Has a Mustang II front-end and coil springs on the rear with shocks. The engine is an early 289ci with low miles on an older rebuild and a C4 automatic.. Enjoy a little walk around my classic Woodie.

And the best part is that this baby is for sale. Check out the 300+ photos and more video of this 1930 Ford Woodie.

1957 Ford Fairlane Sunliner 500 Convertible

Rare Classic Restored Ford Convertible

Donn has a beauty for you here with this 1957 Ford Fairlane Sunliner 500 Convertible.

It sports a Thunderbird 312 V8 engine and rare Lifeguard Package with padded dash and visors.

If you have an itch to drive a rare classic look up this Ford Fairlane beauty.

Swing on over to Left Coast Classics for hundreds of photos and video of this fine classic 1957 Ford Fairlane Sunliner 500 Convertible.

Classic Car Books for Sale - Just a little something to whet your classic car appetite

Amazon has a fine selection of classic car books for sale - perfect for showing off your love of your favorite classic. There is nothing like flipping through the pages of one of these books and dreaming about owning one of the many wonderful cars lovingly photographed and described. Well, accept of course driving around town in your own classic car on a warm summer night.

Take a moment to say hello - Thanks for taking a look at these featured classic car auctions

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      motobidia 5 years ago

      Well done! Your lens has been featured as a helpful resource on our All About 'em Car Auctions Headquarters lens. However during the conversion from group to lens, we've lost all old SquidLikes and I would like to appeal for a minute of your time to check our lens and give it a boost! Our success will be your success, too! Feel free to recommend other lenses on the topic of car auctions for inclusion. Much appreciated!

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      My brother got a 1986 Porsche 944 as his project car and used some of your advice while looking around. He managed to find one that had a fully restored engine and needed only minor transmission work and major interior cosmetic work before it was show/track ready. A great find and easy restoration project to whittle away at during his weekends.

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      AdnanMasood 6 years ago

      These are neat cars. I lensrolled you on two of my car buying lenses. â Car Finder

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      BadSoulPhotography 6 years ago

      Sweet looking cars

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      Carauction88 7 years ago

      I like this lens and i like your way of communication a lot.

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      mycar 7 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Rusty Quill 7 years ago

      @CCGAL: A mighty big thanks! As coincidence would have it I was commenting on that very same lens at the same time you were commenting here. :)

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      CCGAL 7 years ago

      Lensrolled to my Triumph TR3 lens!

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      Carauction88 7 years ago

      i m impress i really appreciate this.lens this is very useful information

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      Carauction88 7 years ago

      Nice lens and you have provided great information about cars.Thanks for sharing this information.

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      Carauction88 7 years ago

      This is too cool. Classic car for the classic traders.Ths is the very good car for the classic traders.

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      Rusty Quill 7 years ago

      @Pete Schultz: Hey Pete I hear ya. We sold a '66 Dodge Dart GT not long ago - they are pretty slick little classics. This was a shiny black beauty of a convertible.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I'm drooling... nice lens... great photos... thanks for that


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      Pete Schultz 7 years ago

      This is too cool. Now, help me find a way to sock away enough to buy a '72 Dodge Dart with a 340 and 4-on-the-floor. I owned oone with three-on-the-tree and an in-line 6, but I always thought it looked good..kinda boxy...but good.

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      Car_Dealers_PlayBook 8 years ago

      Exotic cars - ooh my. Do you have one yourself?

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      badmsm 8 years ago

      Can you find me a Porsche 914? That's my dream car! Great resource here. 5 stars & a Squid Angel Blessing!

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      joeyhey 8 years ago

      Awesome lens. Gave it 5 stars !

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      motobidia 9 years ago

      Another 5-star lens deservedly featured in our All About 'em Car Auctions group. Keep on creating great lenses! - your ticket to the car dealer auctions!

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      petergrizzly lm 9 years ago

      Still another great lens! Could there be any chance that my online classic car auction site be featured here? ;)

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      CollegeForKatie 10 years ago

      Great Lens!

      My son absolutely loves exotic cars! We visit the "Exotic Cars" in Las Vegas every year during vacation.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Great lens! I voted 5 stars - I invite you to check out mine too, and rate it for me! Live Streaming Video

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      teamlane 10 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by my Cool Desert Nights lens. This is a great lens as well. My son wants a classic car to restore. I'll point him to this lens.

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      davewashere 10 years ago

      The DeLoreans are going to be getting a little less rare. A company bought the rights to the DeLorean's design along with excess parts years ago, which they used for restorations, but by next year they will have run out of the old parts and will start making about 20 new Deloreans each year.

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      rksmythe lm 10 years ago

      Hi Rusty, I'll get an Auto section added to eBay Sellers directory in the next couple of days.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Great classic cars! I love that bttf DeLorean you have for sale. I haven't seen one of those in years.

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      Margaret Schaut 10 years ago from Detroit

      Wow, Rusty, another fabulous lens!

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      Karendelac 10 years ago

      Some of my favorite cars .. I gave you 5 stars. Keep up the great work! All the Best, Karen at Karen's Kinkade Art Store