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Vintage Car Connections was launched at the beginning of 2015 to collect, and post vintage race posters.

Having great passion for traveling, classic cars I thought it would also be a good idea to document some of my personal builds and hunting adventures. Classic cars tend to have an interesting story and sometimes even interesting owners.

As I began to meet people alike I began to share my stories and trade / sell my cars. What started as a hobby has since turned into a passionate business, and has been steadily growing. I receive requests from dealers, friends, and even strangers looking for that special car or project.

If you are looking for assistance in purchasing, inspecting or locating a classic vehicle in the United States you are in the right place.

Vehicle PPI (Pre-Purchase-Inspection) and Escrow Service

Services

Once you have chosen a specific vehicle we will find it for you, contact the seller on your behalf, and inspect the vehicle locally or beyond. You will receive our detailed evaluation of the vehicle including photos, video, CARFAX (1981 and up).

With your advance approval, we will negotiate the best possible purchase price and reserve the vehicle on your behalf.

After the vehicle has been purchased we will deliver the vehicle to the CFR Rinkens headquarters in Paramount, CA and pay for the Ocean Freight fees, and optional Insurance at which point you will receive a condition report, and check in photos. After receipt of the balance due (including our service fee) via wire transfer from your bank, Vintage car Connections will advise the shipping agent to release the cargo for loading. You will receive an update from CFR Rinkens once your cargo has departed from the Long Beach port with a copy of the Bill of Lading, and tracking information as well as an estimated time of arrival at the destination port including the contact information for the unloading agent. Transit time from port of Los Angeles up to Bremerhaven or Rotterdam is about 4 weeks on water (please allow an additional 10-14 days for loading and clearance).

The buyer is responsible for all destination fees such as unloading, terminal handling charges, customs clearance, licensing, and road legal adjustments (lights, tires, electrical, etc).

If you would like to read about some of our references please visit the testimonials page by clicking here.

We also offer thorough Vehicle Inspections for customers who would like to insure that what they are buying is not junk or mis-represented by the seller. In order to have a vehicle inspected please send an email to vintagecarconnections@gmail.com with a link to the vehicle you are interested in / contact information for the seller. We will contact the seller, and arrange an appointment to view the vehicle after the fee has been satisfied. An inspection is designed based on what your needs are, but each one comes with a set of basic attributes. When you request for a Vehicle Inspection you automatically get :

  • a. 100 Photos of the vehicle.
  • b. Detailed description of the vehicles condition.
  • c. Video(s) of the vehicle running / driving.

When requesting an inspection there are three different categories.

Category 1 is designed for local vehicles within 50 miles from Los Angeles. ($400)

 

Category 2 reaches out to further support your inspection needs anywhere from 50-100 miles from Los Angeles. ($500)

Category 3 Is undefined, which means that we will cater to your needs. Please specify exactly where the vehicle is, and we will revert back with a quote. Please see a few samples below :

Sample 1 :

Vehicle Inspection

I met up with Dean this morning up in Idlewyld, CA the mountain is 5000 feet in elevation. Very cold place! The owner, and car are great. The owner of the car is in the entertainment business and has his own collection of cars. He has owned hundreds of cars through out his life because he has got “the sickness”. We talked about all kinds of cars, and he not only knows his stuff but opens his wallet to make sure everything is right. This car is no stranger to an open check book policy with premium shops. He told me that he spent $18,000 in paint alone. The car ran, and drive nice and tight. The suspension, and bushings are all tight and in good order the car sits on new tires. He had just done a tune up, and replacement of any old tubes, and hoses including bushings in the suspension with what he calls the Corvette “God”. The paint job is very nice and clean, the bumpers are very shiny and apart from the windshield all the glass is original. He said that he had the replacement windshield date stamped to be period correct which cost $450 for just that! The interior is clean, and tidy. Everything works except for the clock. There are a few spots that I didn’t like on the paint. The back left bracket that holds the bumper has a bubble / paint imperfection (see photo), the exhaust has a bit of overspray from the paint. Apart from that I did not find anything abnormal on the car. He has very good documentation up to the original registration, and some other goodies.

 

Photo Album : https://plus.google.com/photos/108162797424470034543/albums/5996674460911820705?authkey=CM_O-MPy4JndTg

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Sample 2:

Vehicle PPI (Pre-Purchase-Inspection)

I met up with Dan little bit earlier today to take a look at his Studebaker. Great little car! Very, very original 2nd paint car that is more than presentable, although not perfect! The car is very solid, and apart from very minor surface rust here, and there I couldn’t find any corrosion. The paint is very nice, but around some various edges is not perfect. The rear passenger side has some strange discoloring from what looks to be like either older paint, or not perfectly cured paint. Not sure… I have checked the inner fender, and it doesn’t have any structural damage, or wrinkles that you would typically see if it was hit. Therefore I don’t think the car was ever involved in an accident just paint issues. The interior, glass, and chrome is in great shape. The owner had mentioned some various things that are not perfect including the shock towers for the trunk, a cracked interior switch which he will include a replacement of, and the lighter that doesn’t work. The car ran, and drove very nice. Drives, and brakes straight with extremely low wheel shake or vibration. All the lights work perfect including the running light on top of the fenders. He has a VIN decoder, said that the car is traceable back to the original owner, has the original manual, some original black / white photos from back in the day.

 

Photo Album : https://plus.google.com/photos/108162797424470034543/albums/5976739871679306337?authkey=COvC1ovEwf_9jwE

Video 1 (Walk-Around) :

Video 2 (Drive) :

 

Sample 3 :

Vehicle PPI (Pre-Purchase-Inspection) 

I met up with the seller Bruce, and he gave me the keys to the car for an hour so I drove to a school parking lot to take photos. The interior was out of the car the first time I looked at it so I took photos of all the parts. Bruce asked me if he should put it back in, and I told him not to do it because I can take good photos of the floors. The car runs, and drives good. It started up cold with no problem, and didn’t have any leaks / squeaks. The air blower works, and the heat works but the AC does not (All parts are there). The steering has some play (2 inches each direction), and is VERY tight someone must have tightened it to try and make the play go away. The body of the car is actually very solid, the only questionable areas with primer are all metal except the driver side sill on the bottom. I took photos with my light magnet, and one photo shows the magnet on the ground which is the only place it did not stick. There is no question that you will need to paint this car because the paint is cracking everywhere. However the body is very straight and I dont see signs of an accident. The driver door did not close properly (see photo). All the seams are there in primer, and behind paint but thats good most people paint it, and sand it down. The interior will need to be put back together right. Everything is loose. The dash has crack (see photo). The chrome is not perfect, but presentable. All glass is good. The trunk is very solid.

Video :

Photo Album  :https://plus.google.com/photos/108162797424470034543/albums/5967703048347962993?authkey=COf2nM6fof_bFg

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Vehicles currently for sale

Currently for sale :

1998 BMW M3 in Collectible Condition – $16,500 USD

1979 Mercedes Benz 450SL in Collectible Condition – $11,500 USD

1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL – $18,000 USD


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1975 Honda CL360 $5,000

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1979 Kawasaki KZ440 $4,000

 

Contact

Address : 15430 Cabrito Road, Van Nuys, California, 91406 (Appointment Only!)

Email Address : vintagecarconnections@gmail.com

Phone Number : Yev +USA (213) 308-4478 (Calls / Whats App Messages)

1998 BMW M3 in Collectible Condition

 
1998 BMW M3 in Collectible Condition with 77k Mi.
S52 Engine (3.2 Litre) with 243 HP, 240 Torque with a 5-Speed manual transmission.
Runs and drives absolutely fantastic. Drum tight motor, perfect steering, brakes, clutch. Recently passed smog without issues.
All original factory Fern Green Metallic paint (386).
Very clean dove grey interior. Functioning factory radio, ice cold air conditioning.
Recent 60k Mi. service performed including replacement of spark plugs, servicing fuel injection, changing trans and diff gear oils, air filter, fuel filter, oil change, all fuses checked and O.K’d, clutch replacement (within last 10k mi.), resurface flywheel, pilot bearing, new radiator, expansion tank, new tires all around (within 500 miles).
Comes with a clean California title, All original BMW books, 2 original BMW keys spare, tools, tons of maintenance receipts.
New Pixel Screen for the OBC (On Board Computer)
New Windshield
New Windshield Seals
New Windshield Wipers, Blades
New Windshield Cowl Cover
New Headliner
New Rear Window Seals
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1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL

1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL with only 61K. Mi. with Arctic White exterior and Light Brown Java Interior.

Excellent exterior paint, most of it still original.

All Rubber gaskets, chrome trim in great condition.​ Good hard and soft top.​​ Just installed new windshield.

Very clean interior.

Healthy engine with good oil pressure, power. Steering, shocks, bushings, brakes all as they should be. Steering box rebuilt, and alignment done last 50 miles. New Pirelli tires all around.

Clean engine with both factory engine padding pieces (rare!).

Includes Clean Title, Original Radio, Original Window Sticker, Manual, Spare, Misc. receipts.

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1979 Mercedes Benz 450SL in Collectible Condition

1979 Mercedes Benz 450SL in Collectible Condition with 122k miles on the ODO.
Originally an Idaho car that was purchased and moved to Santa Barbara, California by an older gentleman who had a thing for German automobiles.
The car has been repainted in the original color (Astral Silver, Color Code : 735 Glasurit Paint) with very high level of detail. The entire car was dis-assembled, stripped, and repainted. Show quality paint job.
All of the exterior chrome pieces, and trim are in remarkable, original condition. This car was always garaged.
Perfect body gaps with just the right amount of SL “thump” when you close the doors.
The engine is very healthy. It doesn’t overheat, or blow smoke out of the exhaust. Just passed California smog.
All exterior light fixtures, interior switches, and courtesy lights work as they should. The suspension doesn’t rattle or make any noises, the steering is tight, brakes recently refreshed.
In conclusion this is a very clean, garage kept, unmolested and adult owned SL. The work which was performed has been top notch and it shows.
Comes with a clean California title, first aid kit, tools, misc. maintenance receipts.
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