From Ford Model Ts to Soviet Ladas, vintage cars have fans all around the world. And thanks to the plethora of vintage car websites on the internet, it’s now easier than ever before to find the vintage models you love – whether you’re planning to make a purchase or you just want a closer look.
But with so much to choose from, which sites are worth your while? Here’s a rundown of our favourites.
Finding out more about vintage cars
If you simply want to learn more about vintage cars – sometimes also called classic cars – Auto Trader Classics is a great place to start. This is a popular American website and isn’t affiliated to the UK’s Auto Trader magazine. So if you live in the UK, you may find it tricky to buy or sell vintage cars via Auto Trader Classics (though there is a specialist section on how to handle shipping). However, there is a huge variety of resources and information here: take a look at the site’s resources and articles section to learn more about vintage cars, or join its community forums to engage with fellow enthusiasts.
ClassicCars.com is another US site, but its Resource Guide is handy for classic car lovers all over the world. Here, you’ll find a range of vintage car catalogues, including catalogues for Mustang, Ford, Chevrolet and Ford, so it’s a great place to learn more about American vintage cars. Don’t miss its fantastic photo gallery too, which is a virtual treasure trove of vintage car images.
Pre War Car, a daily online magazine, is a great site for vintage car fans too. Established in 2001, this website is full of interesting tidbits on vintage cars and their history. It’s ideal for anyone who’s looking for a daily dose of classic car news, and you can even browse or place ads.
For more details about the practical considerations of buying a vintage car, Auto Trader’s handy guide is worth a look. This popular UK magazine has been around since 1975 so you can rest assured that its experts know what they’re talking about – online and offline.
Where to buy vintage cars online
If you’re UK-based and you’re looking for cars closer to home, there’s a number of vintage car websites for you to choose from. One favourite is CarandClassic.co.uk, which boasts a burgeoning catalogue of classic cars. You’ll find an array of iconic British car brands here, including Austin, Bentley, Aston Martin and Mini.
Trade Classics is another great website that lets you buy and sell vintage cars online. In addition to listing cars advertised on their site, they also show you a rundown of the classic cars currently for sale on eBay, so you won’t miss out on that special model you’ve been searching for.
Looking for vintage motorcycles? Scooterworks UK does a great line in vintage bikes, some of which are for sale on their website. Based in London, they’ll also fix up any vintage scooters that you might have lingering in your garage. Browse their gallery for a closer look at their work.