The Classic Car Club of America distinguishes a classic car as those between 1925 and 1948. They note that classic cars are produced in limited quantities and sold at a higher price. They further explain that a 25 year-old car will qualify as classic since the normal shelf life of a vehicle is 10 to15 years only.
Owning a classic car is a great investment for car enthusiasts. The price value appreciates as it ages. The only problem or challenge most collectors encounter is when they need to change some car parts and accessories. The classic car parts are not usually available in typical automobile shops.
Owners can still look for specialty stores that carry car parts for outdated models. Shopping for a classic car part is now easy with the use of internet. They can search the internet for dealers who are engaged in restoring and selling classic car parts. They can look at the classic car classifieds for easy access on complete lists of sellers.
Placing an order through the internet is easy. It will only take a few minutes. The buyer will have to use his credit card to pay. The product will be sent through courier service once the payment is received and confirmed. Deliveries usually only takes a couple of days depending on the courier service provider.
Join groups and organizations having the same interest in classic cars. You will be able to get a lot of tips from them regarding where to go for hard-to-find parts, what shop best restores a classic car, or maybe recommend an excellent mechanic who offers door to door service.
It is also fun to hangout with people of the same interest. You can do things together like watching car racing competitions, going to exhibits, or sharing each other’s experiences on how you got your collection. You might be able to influence them positively in some way.
Some automobile shops are providing catalogs for their classic cars and parts. They could be ordered online and is to be sent through mail. Included in the catalog are photos and specifications of available parts.
Most of these shops restore and recondition old parts. A few manufacturers make new parts for classic cars. Normally however you will find parts that actually came from a dismantled classic car.
Here are a few Classic Car Part Suppliers for your reference:
This is the America’s oldest speed shop. This store provides parts for street rods for over 56 years.
Select Motor Car Restoration Parts & Gifts
This shop offers parts restoration for Chevelle, Impala, Corvette, Firebird, Camaro, and Nova ChevyII.
Paragon Corvette Reproduction
It is licensed by General Motors and provides reproduction and reconditioning of Corvette parts.
This shop is involved in classic car restoration for 28 years. It specializes in Mustang parts and accessories restoration. It also offers on-site Dynojet Chassis Dynamometer tuning.
Obsolete Classic Auto Parts
This shop specializes in antique, classic, street rod, and obsolete Ford and Chevrolet parts since 1974. Below are the lists of the car models with available parts:
1. 1909-1927 Model T
2. 1928-1931 Model A
3. 1932-1948 Pass & 32-47 Pickup
4. 1948-1979 Pickup & Bronco
5. 1949-1972 Full-size Ford & Mercury
6. 1955-1966 Thunderbird
7. 1960-1970 Falcon & 60-65 Comet
8. 1962-1972 Fairlane/Torino
9. 1964-1973 Mustang
Heinzman Street Rod Shop
This shop is a supplier of street rod parts and components for over 30 years.
Restoration Specialties & Supplies, Inc.
The company started since 1974 and is now a leading supplier of hard to find car parts. They sell window channels, belt weather strips, rubber weather stripping, rubber bumpers and grommets, fender welt, hood lace, door panel board, and cowl board.
Kanter Auto Products
The company is a worldwide supplier of new mechanical automobile parts for 1930 to 1990 American car models.