When you are looking for the perfect classic American car, it can be hard to sort through all of the available options from the multiple generations offered in most of the more popular models, and knowing when you are getting a good deal is even harder. Martian Motors will help you navigate the maze and come out with your ideal car. We maintain a detailed database of the available powertrain and cosmetic options available for specific models, and base all of our price estimates on auction data from the Sports Car Market, an independent evaluation service that provides detailed listing of all US auctions.
Using their auction data as a base estimate allows us to provide you with a realistic expectation of what the final cost for your new car will be once it arrives at your door. Our complete estimate will include the base price of the vehicle, all shipping costs including insurance, estimates of the Australian Customs fees, local shipping if you want the vehicle delivered to your door, and GST. Any and all incurred charges will be laid out, including our brokerage fee, so that you know exactly how much you're paying for your car.
Most of the vehicles that we will procure will come from auctions for a number of reasons, but most importantly because a reputable auction will provide our US-based buyers with an opportunity to inspect the vehicles personally without an eager seller hovering over their shoulder trying to explain how that little patch of rust is just a minor flaw. Additionally, we will tend to favor auctions that feature largely west coast vehicles as the better climate, compared to the central and eastern parts of the US, means the cars are usually in better shape with less body rust which can get very expensive to repair. However, for a truly special vehicle, there are often huge savings to be made by going private sale as the US auction scene can get a little crazy, so Martian Motors does maintain a nation-wide network of automotive professionals who are able to travel to a private sale for an inspection.
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