9/12/09

5 American Classic Cars are the real movie stars.

There are various American Classic Cars around us. But only some of them are capable to capture our attention and imagination on the big cinema's screen. And even less cars are capable to become a movie actor, instead of just the background. So, look through 5 American Classical Cars - the real movie stars.
Let's jump in...

And № 5 is 1958 Plymouth Fury in 'Christine'.
1958 Plymouth Fury is one of the fastest cars of '50s.
Besides the 1958 Plymouth Fury, two other Plymouth models, the Belvedere and the Savoy. took part in the movie. And actually, the 1958 Plymouth Fury were not destroyed for the film, because of the limited release of these models. Instead of the Fury models, the Savoy and Belvedere models which looked as the Fury model were destroyed for the John Carpenter's film.




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№ 4 is 1973 Ford Falcon in 'Road Warrior'.
I am is true fan of bad films. And as for me, 1973 Ford Falcon in 'Road Warrior' is the coolest car in the world. The car was equipped with various gadgets for driving around wasteland looking for villains and exterminating them. It is hard to imagine more suitable vehicle after the ruin of civilisation.




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№ 3 is 1970 Chevrolet Nova in 'Death Proof'.
'Death Proof' is Quentin Tarantino's fifth film. A psychopathic Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) pursues young women in the 'deathproof' car. But we will not talk about movie's plot here. If you haven't watch, you can download this movie by clicking a link below and watch 'Death Proof'. First off, the car attract our attention. It is hard to imagine a scarier car. With a modified Death By Stereo logo on the hood and one mean duck for a hood ornament, this car is the vehicle's standard of the psychopaths.






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№ 2 is 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in 'Vanishing Point'.
'Vanishing Point' became a great cult hit from the early 70's. And white 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T became a symbol of supreme liberty and a symbol of protest against public hypocrisy.
The idea to make a movie with new Dodge Challenger R/T came in producer Richard D. Zanuk's mind. He wanted to show his gratitude to Chrysler for the cars which XX Century Fox held under lease for years for only one dollar per day.
Five cars took part in a movie. Four of five cars were Dodge Challenger R/T 440 and one of five cars was Dodge Challenger R/T 383 with an automatic transmission. In the movie ending, the 1967 Camaro's body stuffed with an explosive and dressed to look like the Dodge Challenger was destroyed in a car сrash.




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№ 1 is 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 in 'Bullitt'.
The 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 is well-known because of taking part in the most well-known episode of the movie. In this scene, Frenk Bullit (Steve McQueen), in a dark green Ford Mustang G.T.390 Fastback pursues two killers. But murderers are trying to disappear in the Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum. It is the most remembered car chase through the streets of San Francisco. And one of the first scenes which was shot in a big way, and one of the most influential scenes in a world filmmaking.




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These and others American Classic Movie Cars you will see, if you visit THE MOVIE LIBRARY.


9/3/09

Simple way to get asking price for a used car.

Check out these tips it will help you to get asking price or even increase the used Classic Car Prices:


Before the potential buyer comes and looks at your car, you have to clean it thoroughly, inside, out and under the hood. Start by washing and waxing exterior. Make sure that you get rid of all interior and trunk mess. Your car should be completely clear of any personal things as well. Then vacuum and wipe down the interior surfaces. And do not forget to clean all the windows. This work is the essential detail of the prepping if you want to make your car respectable and giving a good first impression. You can do this work on your own or by a professional cleaners to save your time. It can cost from $20-$50 for a facile cleaning to $100-$200 for full cleaning.

Some little things such as broken the light bulbs, burnt fuses can make a big difference to a buyer. Consequently, remove broken parts and place new details showing that you have taken good care of your car.

If you have vehicle history report including a Carfax report showing the car's clean history it will also helps to increase the used Classic Car Prices. Presenting this document to potential buyer will build credibility and trust as well. Reports from Carfax are available online.

Prepare any service receipts for repairs and maintenance. This suggests that your used car is a reliable vehicle.

To avoid upsetting surprises at trade time you may invite your own mechanic to inspect the car's operating conditions. If you can afford around $100 you could find a third-party service to inspect your car. They will inspect the car at your office or garage. And they independently verify the car's description and general status. The service providers are available online or check out the local phone book.

Also you need to make a copy of your vehicle title in active preparation for the sale. Make the phone call your lending institution and request the title if you don't have it. They will send it to you with a lien release. Sometimes happens that you paid off the loan some years ago but the lending institution doesn't exist at the moment. In that case you could be helped by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (888-206-4662) to receive your title.

In conclusion, I'd like to add - be realistic and honest with yourself and price your car adequately.

Following these simple tips you will get your asking price or definitely increase the used Classic Car Prices.

7/27/09

The beginner's tips of buying American Classic Cars.

First off, before to buy the American Classic or Vintage Cars make sure that it's necessary for you? If you just want to collect something, look into collecting stamps or postcards, or what else.... These collector things do not break, they do not demand a repair. You will not need to build the garage for your collection. They will never leave you on a deserted street. They will not test you.
Have a walk on the street with yourself and decide what you need in life. If your wise decision is still have to have the collector car, learn steps 1-9 below.

Teach yourself.
Knowledge is a huge force which will help you to avoid making expensive errors. There are decisive nuances that you will need to know. For instance, what are the durabilitys and shortcomings of the vehicle of you choice? Would it rust? Is it difficult to buy parts? You will need to know about club supporting. Check the value trending and which years are most valued.

Check the price guides and then get rid of them.
First off, the price guides are perfect initial point. But using the price guide only, you won't get all information about American Classic ang Vintage Cars market. Don't forget to use other available resources.

Research current cars selling prices.
Make use of current information from the various opened online sources such as Hemmings, Old Cars Weekly, eBay etc. It will help you to get a starting point information and show the value trending as well.

You need to visit local car shows.
Make inquiries about the car you are really interested in through the cars' owners. You will be interested to know a lot of new about American Classic and Vintage Cars at first-hand. You have not to be afraid of asking questions about car collectors' passion. It will be really helpful for your study.

Avoid cars auctions.
If you the beginner at auction you cannot find good bargains. Unlike the skilled buyers you can pay more than it is necessary.

Find out, if there is a local shop in your region which specializes on restoration of the cars which you are interested in. They will definitely help with useful tips. Also they might help you to find local sales. Eventually, they would like to find a new customer.

Join the American Classic and Vintage Cars owners' club.
In most cases, clubs affably meet the beginners. Because car collectors are the kindest and the most obliging people who have been carried away by the classic and vintage cars. In club you will meet new friends who will be the treasure of an information and supporting. They will definitely give you a lot of helpful information on finding of the good deal. Or you could find the car which is sell by someone of clubmen. The American Classic and Vintage Cars collecting hobby offers remarkable communications with people. Sometimes, the club members are allow to cars to go for under value when they knew well the buyer and would be assured that you will take care of the new acquisition well.

Do not consider that you will pay purchase price only.
You need to consider the expenses for restoration. And also pay attention to availability of parts. Do not try to buy the rarest car at once. Otherwise, without having enough experience, you will pay the fortune for search or manufacturing of the rare parts. And you will not find satisfaction in car collecting. It would be better, if you started car collecting with easier car.

Your haul will be long.
American Classic Cars are not a postage stamps or postcards which can be stored in any box permanently. They doesn't demand to be taken special care. All that they need is little climate control and light removal of a dust. Cars are like a living things. Something happen at times. Parts rot and rust, , fluids leak, seals dry out etc . Like your loved friend's shortcomings you put up, the old classic cars will challenge your love sometimes. By the way, many car collectors enjoy hard relationships with their collection cars. Car collectors like to tinker and fix car's problems. Then they discuss these problems at club meeting.

And if, after reading these tips you as before feel that your life will be waste without the collector car, good luck. I'm sure that you will find satisfaction and surprising rewards in the collecting American Classic and Vintage Cars. Also remember one thing - American Classic and Vintage Cars are almost always cheaper when they were restored by someone than restore it on your own.

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