A barn find offers a rare opportunity for buyers to acquire a valuable automobile at an unbelievably good price. While it can be a steal, a barn find may also be a bad purchase. Here are a number of things that you should do before you decide to buy an old car in a barn.
It is advisable that you get the car inspected before you purchase it. A thorough inspection will reveal the authenticity of the car, as well as its functionality and overall condition. A classic car in the barn may have seen very little use, but this does not mean that it is still in a good condition. You should bring a mechanic along when you are viewing the car.
Another thing that you should do is check the title of the car. Many barn-kept classic cars do not have a readily accessible title. If the car that you are planning to purchase does not have a title, you can find out how to have it titled at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Lastly, you should have a clear idea of the total cost of acquiring and restoring the car. While some old cars in barns have been properly maintained throughout the years, other may have been neglected. You should ask your mechanic to give you an estimate of the total restoration cost that will be incurred, so that you will know whether the car is worth buying or not.