Famous Car Stores with Classic Car Models

Different classic car enthusiasts often have varying definitions of what constitutes a classic car. The official definition of a classic car might be a little different from your own idea.


  • The Antique Automobile Club of America (ACAA) defines a classic car as any vehicle older than 25 years.
  • The Automobile Club of America defines a classic car as one which is expensive when new and is often manufactured in limited quantities.
  • The Classic Car Club of America’s definition of a classic car is a vehicle manufactured between 1925 to 1948
  • For the Department of Motor Vehicles (DVM), any vehicle older than 15 years fits the bill of a classic car.

As you can see, the definition of what constitutes a classic car is not set in stone. Still, there are some models that pop up in most people’s lists of the finest classic car models of all time. Some of these are 1953 Chevy Corvette, 1960s Ford Mustang, 1960s Pontiac GTO, 1969 Dodge Charger, 1960s Chevy Camaro, 1960 Chevy Impala, 1960s Ford Thunderbird, 1950s Chevy Bel Air, 1968-1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 1960s Lincoln Continental, and so on.

There are some famous car stores that deal in classic car models. A good number are located in California, which is a classic car haven. You can order your classic car from a physical store or from an online store. Here are some top names in the classic car business:

Specialty Sales Classics

Specialty Sales Car Classic is located in California. The buy and sell classic, exotic and antique cars and motorbikes. Their showroom has one of the largest inventories of classic cars in Western United States. Here you can get a 1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Door Coupe for $14,990 or a 2000 Bentley Continental GT 2 Door Convertible for $89,990.

AutoTrader Classics

AutoTrader Classics is a large online classic car dealer with more than 12,000 in their inventory. Here you can get the true 1960s classics such a 1967 Buick Skylark for $9,750 , a 1975 Chevrolet Corvette for $17,500, or a 1964 Chevrolet Impala for $23,900.

West Coast Classics

The West Coast Classics is a large classic car dealer in Los Angeles. The company deals in more than 70 models ranging from antique cars and trucks, classic coupes and motorcycles as well as other rare miscellaneous car models.


OldRide.com is a popular classic car website where you can buy, sell or browse for a wide selection of classic cars. The website accepts ads for classic cars and charges just $24.95 per ad.

Most of these dealers are quite flexible with their prices. Negotiating for an antique car can be a tricky business because not two antique cars are exactly the same. Sometimes you can get really valuable information by asking your friends who have purchased from the dealers to spot dealers with good deals.