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Custom Locating Service


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Feeling a bit frustrated?

Pciture grey fastback mustang with black racing stripIf you have made it to this page, you have probably been looking for an investment quality, classic Mustang, or Shelby for a while and haven't been able to find what you want. We receive phone calls and e-mails on a daily basis, that express the same feelings of frustration that you are experiencing. There is no question that classic mustangs have appreciated in value over the last few years, and that those in "excellent" condition are getting harder to find in a seller's market. In spite of these facts, investment quality classic Mustangs can still be purchased at reasonable prices.

A Seller's Market?

Demand has grown for classic Mustangs thanks in part to the movie "Gone in 60 Seconds", the launch of Ford's retro 2002 Bullitt and Cobra Mustangs, the 2003 Mach I, and the 2005, 40th anniversary Mustang. While prices have risen, quality Mustangs at affordable prices are still available. We find them because we have sources for classic Mustangs that don't exist anyplace else. The reason is very simple. Over the years, we have developed an extensive database of Mustang owners to whom we have sold parts, accessories, and cars. Hundreds more from the US and around the world have signed our guest book and called or corresponded with us. This has resulted in a customer database that is private, and not shared with any other company or individual, but an effective way in which we can stay in contact with Mustang owners.

Our database of hundreds of quality classic Mustangs allows us to locate the precise Mustang you are looking for. We provide information about investment quality classic Mustangs to our clients, who in turn make unsolicited offers to purchase them from Mustang owners by means of our database, and other resources. We've had excellent success at locating the right vehicle at the right price, resulting in the complete satisfaction of both parties.

What, exactly, do we do?

We are a licensed and bonded car dealer in the State of Nevada. However, we typically do not stock any automobiles other than a couple of classic Mustangs we keep for personal use. The majority of cars you see in our "Mustangs For Sale" section are owned by individuals throughout the US and Canada. They have asked us to list their cars for them and handle inquiries.

While some people write or call to inquire about cars we have listed, others have a specific car in mind that may not be listed on our web site. We provide a "turn-key" locating, evaluation, inspection, appraisal, purchase, and delivery service for buyers of investment quality Mustangs, Shelbys, and Cobras. Our clients are both domestic and international, and we can deliver cars anywhere in the world.

We don't stock cars so we're not trying to sell you one from a limited dealer inventory that we own. We don't tie up money in inventory and consequently can take a smaller profit on cars we locate. The benefit to our customers is a better deal on the classic Mustang, Shelby, or Cobra they really want.

With our service, you save additional money because you don't pay to ship a car twice. We ship it directly from the seller to you via a licensed, bonded, and insured auto transporter. Most dealers purchase a car and pay to have it shipped to their location. That cost is built into their price (an extra $600-$1,500). You pay for shipping a second time when it is transported from the dealer to your location.

Since we look at almost every classic Mustang and Shelby for sale in North America, you have a much better chance of finding the right car at the right price. Unlike a traditional car dealer, we represent the buyer, not the seller.

Our most sought after and valued services are pre-purchase inspections. Our customers want reasonable assurance that the car they are purchasing is a quality vehicle. Our experience in dealing with classic Mustangs insures that due diligence is done properly, and that the Mustang you buy is "as advertised". We offer an optional drive train warranty on cars that qualify. In short, we provide the expertise and logistics necessary to purchase an investment quality Mustang, Shelby, or Cobra.

Why do you need us?

Buying a 30+ year old Mustang can be a risky venture. In the mid to late 60's, Ford had no idea these cars would be around 30+ years later, and buying one that hasn't been properly maintained, or restored, can be an expensive lesson. You want one that will pass the kind of inspection you would expect of an investment quality vehicle. We make sure that happens, and that you are getting what you pay for. Through our appraisal process, we make sure you are getting the very best deal possible.

Note: If you are looking for a "fixer upper", for less than $10,000 in fair market value, go to ClassicMustang.com and click on our "Mustangs for Sale" section*. Scroll down and you will find Mustangs for sale, plus links to hundreds more in various states of repair. Sorry, but we only deal in investment quality vehicles.

How do we do business?

From the customer's perspective, doing business with us is simple . . .

Complete our questionnaire.
Tell us what you want. Send us a small deposit, and we will find a Classic or late model Mustang, GT350, GT500, or Cobra to match your specifications. Searches can take from a few days to several weeks, depending on the type of Mustang or Shelby you're looking for and the extent of your requirements.

We shop the US and Canada to find cars at reasonable prices.
We represent you in the purchasing process and charge a 10% commission upon purchase of your car. Our minimum commission is $1,500. We will save you that much, or more, in the process of purchasing your car, and secure one with potential for appreciation, based on past performance.

We provide an analysis.
based on the CPI Value Guide and determine the vehicles market value over the last five years. We graph how it has performed financially in the past ten years, and whether it we feel the potential is there for continued appreciation based on those trends and the current supply and demand.

Sample CPI graph

Ford 1965 Mustang Convertible Sample CPI Graph

We evaluate each prospective purchase vehicle carefully and analyze a broad range of information and data.
Here is a partial list of more than 150 inspection points:

  • VIN - Decode Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and data plates to determine if numbers match, where the car was made, and what modifications have been made since manufacture.
  • Original Equipment - We request a "History 999" report from Ford Motor Company and/or a Marti VIN report which tells us information about the original equipment on the vehicle (the next best thing to having the original window sticker).
  • Maintenance - We review all maintenance and repair records, as far back as possible.
  • Structural Integrity - A thorough inspection of the body and frame is completed.
  • Rust - The nemesis of classic Mustangs is rust (a.k.a.: "Mustang Cancer"). We look at cowl vents, torque boxes, frame rails, and much more. Carpeting is removed from critical locations to inspect floor pans. Why do we do this? It is common for a heater hose to break in 30 years of driving, and if the car was not properly repaired, including removal, cleaning, and drying of the carpeting, floor pans are very susceptible to rust over 30+ years. F.Y.I., rust is a common problem on early model Mustangs, especially those made in Michigan and New Jersey, due to the harsh winter climate. While there are many excellent Mustangs around manufactured in the East and Mid-West, we prefer Mustangs made in San Jose. The VIN identifies the plant of manufacture.
  • Car Body - We inspect body panels, seams, and do a magnet and visual test for body filler. We inspect the paint thoroughly for quality and condition.
  • Interior Soft Trim - The interior is inspected including headliner, upholstery, carpeting, seats, tracks, seat adjustments, parking brake, etc. Seats, tracks, seat adjustments, and the parking brake are tested for proper working condition.
  • Electrical Components - All exterior lights and interior electrical components are tested (panel lights, interior lights, horn, gauges, cigarette lighter, ash tray, glove box light, console {if applicable}, and shift selector light).
  • Under the Hood - Visual inspection of engine compartment including all fluids, belts, hoses, wiring, filters,and battery,
  • Rolling Gear - Remove wheels and inspect brakes, shoes, drums, calipers and pads, as well as wheels, tires, and tread depth. We inspect for uneven tire wear which indicates an alignment problem or worn suspension parts.
  • Under the car - The car is put on a rack and the under side is inspected for damage, worn bushings, worn drive shaft and universal joints, differential seal leaks, transmission leaks, engine leaks, and proper rear end grease levels.
  • Road Test - The car is thoroughly road tested on both the highway and city streets. We look for how the car tracks down the highway, handles turns and winding streets, wind noises, vibration, smooth up and down shifting, acceleration and brake test.

We compile a complete ten page report on the vehicle along with a set of digital photographs.
We take photographs of the interior, exterior, engine compartment, undercarriage and trunk. We ask the seller for a disclosure statement telling us all he knows about the car, its strengths and any flaws.

After the inspections are complete, we e-mail our report and pictures to you for your final OK.
We then negotiate with the seller in your behalf for the best price, which is your purchase price. We arrange shipping via a licensed and fully insured company at a significant discount over what you would expect to pay on your own. Once your vehicle is in transit, we forward copies of all transportation and freight information to you, and advise when you can expect delivery of your classic Mustang, Shelby or Cobra.

Before we can begin the process of finding your car, we require a retainer of $500.00 US currency. These funds are retained for payment of a garage inspection using our format and check list (typically a $250-$300 expense). Before a car is inspected, we will evaluate a complete set of recent photographs and disclosure statement regarding condition. If we like what we see and hear from the seller, we recommend an inspection. It is your option to inspect the car, or pass and continue the search.

One of three things happens during the garage inspection:

  • 1. The car is rejected because it is found to have hidden defects, or is in need of repair beyond acceptable limits. (Typically not the case.)
  • 2. The car is not in the condition we expected, but is acceptable with minor cosmetic or mechanical attention. You are informed and you make the call whether we should investigate further, or search elsewhere. If you decide you like the car and would consider buying it, we use the results of the inspection to negotiate with the seller for a better price. (This happens frequently.)
  • 3. The car is in "as advertised" condition and is accepted. (Note: We find problems with ALL cars we inspect). Usually they are only minor problems (bad grounds, inoperative fan blower, minor fluid seepage from seals and gaskets, typically caused by inactivity.)

If the car is rejected, there is no additional cost to you. We hold the balance of the funds and locate another car for you. Any funds you pay to us which were not invested in pre-purchase inspections apply toward our fee of 10% of the selling price of the car.

Once we locate the classic Mustang you want, we arrange transportation through one of our preferred partners. Door to door, enclosed shipping ranges from $300 to $1,000, depending on location of the car and destination.

International transportation via surface freight to Europe or Australia typically ranges from $750 to $1,250 depending on the destination. This does not include any duty, tax, devanning, or port charges at the destination.

Our process of inspection, evaluation and appraisal is available for any investment caliber Mustang, Shelby, or Cobra located anywhere in North America. Write us for more details.

Entrust your next Mustang purchase to us at ClassicMustang.com of Oregon, LLC (Nevada Classic's sister company). We would be happy to provide references, a bank reference letter, and any additional information you may request.

To begin the process click here. It takes about 2 minutes to complete our customer questionnaire. After you complete it, we will evaluate it and call to answer any questions you may have. Thanks!

Mark Logan, President/CEO
ClassicMustang.com of Oregon, LLC
e-mail:  Mark@NevadaClassics.com (Mark@NevadaClassics.com) (Subject: Please contact me about your Custom Locating Service.)
phone:  (503) 699-0297
fax:  (503) 296-5701

*Note: Vehicles listed in our "Mustangs for Sale" section are owned, and submitted for sale by companies and individuals not associated or affiliated with ClassicMustang.com of Oregon, LLC. We make no guarantees, expressed or implied, regarding the authenticity of the listings, or the representation of the vehicles by their owners. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions. We recommend that buyers perform a thorough pre-purchase inspection before purchasing any vehicle.