If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email Niamh on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
New AMA with a US police officer (he's back!). You can ask your questions here

Right time of year?

  • 13-09-2019 9:20am
    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 ht9zni1gs28crp

    Is there a right time of the year to sell a classic car?

    Thoughts please...


  • Registered Users Posts: 664 ✭✭✭ Tazio

    Personally I don't think so--- you could argue coming into spring time is good time so sell as people will want a car for the 'summer'''.. but you could also argue now (Autumn) as people like myself are looking forward to some winter projects to work on....

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 2,941 Mod ✭✭✭✭ macplaxton

    There's never a right time to sell any car, let alone a classic.

    ....but my wife calls me a hoarder.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭ deckie27

    macplaxton wrote: »
    There's never a right time to sell any car, let alone a classic.

    ....but my wife calls me a hoarder.

    I nearly always end up buying around now or October when people are off loading after the summer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard

    yes I'd say it's the right time to buy. Selling a car needing nothing will result in a smaller price I'd guess.

    Would be a good time to sell a car needing work as a so-called winter project.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31 ✭✭✭ OPollo

    Theres no winter in Ireland, so any time is good if the price is right for YOU ! ;)

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice

    In the last 7 years I've bought and sold about 15 cars and I noticed a pattern. Now is definitely the right time to sell, or at least get it out there for people to see. While people are a little shy on cash from the summer, if the car is right I found people will bite at a winter project around November.

    For my main 2 projects, winter time is near impossible to find parts for. In the first 2 years I noticed I was paying a premium for parts in winter, but around April (when people need to get money together to sort out holidays) the same parts come up for nearly half the price, and so do all the winter project cars.

    Sell around winter, buy in summer. It's never done me wrong.