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Burn It: How to Purchase Your Dream Car

You don’t have to be rich to own a classic car. But you do have to be smart. Before you act on your fantasy, here’s how to fall in love wisely.


From trucks, sedans, SUVs, and station wagons to hatchbacks, hot rods, and scratched-up street beaters, there’s something out there for everyone. And when we see one we covet, our hearts beat just a little bit faster as it passes by. It’s no surprise, then, that as much as we enjoy and appreciate autos, we also love to buy and sell them. In 2012 alone, vehicles accounted for $7.6 billion in sales on eBay with a car selling once every two minutes. People even flip them on their phones—more than 13,000 eBayers sell theirs that way every week, with some, like a Porsche Carrera GT or Porsche 911, going for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Pretty amazing. So how and where do you sign up? Let me take you for a spin down the road to auto Nirvana.



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