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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

Video :

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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 (US)

Currently for sale :

1995 BMW 840CI in Collectible Condition – $19,000 USD

1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL – $18,000 USD


Restoration in progress…

Restoration in progress…


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1975 Honda CL360 $5,000

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1979 Kawasaki KZ440 $4,000

Contact

US Warehouse : 15430 Cabrito Road, Van Nuys, California, 91406 Appointment Only!)

EU Warehouse : Huckelhoven, Germany, 41836 Appointment Only!)

Email Address : vintagecarconnections@gmail.com

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

Vehicles currently for sale (EU)

1971 Ford Thunderbird Sport Back – € 15,500
Estimated arrival 4th week of October
1991 BMW 325i Convertible – € 13,900
Ready for viewing

1971 Ford Thunderbird in Collectible Condition

€ 15,500

If you’ve followed us on our Facebook page in the last week you would have seen a few very scenic photographs we took on our last road trip where we brought back a beautiful 1971 Ford Thunderbird Sport Back. And if you didn’t do not worry… I left them in the back of the gallery for you to enjoy.

Today the car is being offered for sale.

Exterior paint remains largely original. All the panels have the perfect gaps.The doors / hood / trunk open and close like a brand new car with a nice “thump”. The two original keys operate all locks as they should. Exterior trim is in excellent condition. Chrome has a very nice shine. Perfect glass all around. Undercarriage remains completely original without any welding, or collision history.A new set of 15×8 Magnum 500 rims with brand new BF Goodridge tires were fitted for a more aggressive look. The original steel wheels, hub caps are included with the sale.

Interior is completely original and is near immaculate. Dash, door panels, headliner, aluminum trim pieces, switches, gauges all perfect. Everything works including the factory electrical antenna, radio! Even the air conditioning system blows ice cold.

From the factory the car came with a 429 / 7.0 Litre V8 with a 4 barrel carburetor dubbed “The Thunderjet” which was rebuilt completely from top to bottom less than 7,000 miles ago. The car itself has only 67,000 original miles.1300 of those miles were added by us with zero issues. She doesn’t eat water, or drink any oil. The steering box is perfect, the suspension is tight and the brakes are as they should be. It drives brand new…!

Comes with clean title, original build sheet, operating manual, spare, original steel wheels, original hubcaps, jack.

Options :
– Power Steering
– Power Brakes
– Disc Brakes
– Air Conditioning
– Electric / Power Seats
– Electric / Power Front and Rear Windows
– Power Antenna
– Power windshield washer nozzle
– Automatic handbrake release

VIN DECODE :
1Y83N1117081
1 – Production year, 1971
Y – Production plant in Wixom, Michigan
83 – Body style, 2 door, hard top
N – Engine Size, V8, 429
1117081 – Production #

65A BODY | O COLOR | AF TRIM | 2 AXLE | U TRANS | 72 DSO
65A – Body type, 2 Door hard top
O – Exterior Color Code 3565-A, Light Goldenrod Yellow
AF – Interior Color, Medium Ginger Cloth and Vinyl
2 – Rear Axle, 2.75:1
U – Transmission, Automatic C
672 – Domestic Special Order, San Jose, California

Click the image below to enter the 100+ Photo Gallery that includes an undercarriage video.

1995 BMW 840CI in Collectible Condition

$19,000 USD

All original 840CI in Collectible Condition

Bought new at Sterling BMW in Newport Beach

Dealer serviced

Runs and drives amazing

Only 71k original miles

Highly Desirable Hellrot paint, still mostly original

Original interior

Optional 16” wheels with matching spare

Complete tool kit

Factory ski pouch in the trunk!

Ice cold AcOriginal radio, works great

The paint and body is in excellent condition.

No accidents

Rubber seals are in excellent condition, soft to touch

The interior is nice and clean

Soft leather throughout the seats and door cards

No cracks on the dash

No warning lights

Recently serviced, new valve cover gaskets, water pump, new batteries, various sensors changed etc..

Power, heated seats, mirrors, sunroof

All windows work

2 sets of original keys

Clean California title, registered till 2020, passes smog

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1965 Ford Mustang Coupe

We recently received a very nice Pony from a local Hollywood Mustang collector.

The Pony is sporting a rare color called Silver Blue Metallic (Color Code Y), the paint job was done well and she is a true eye catcher.

Inside the cabin is a completely new blue crinkle metallic vinyl interior, also not very common. Adding on top the car is fitted with a front bench seat which only approx. 14,900 car had! Furthermore in front of the seat the original 4-speed manual gearbox.

All the chrome, trim is in perfect shape. The windows are clean without scratches and all the window rubbers are brand new. The windshield is brand new.

Although this car would typically have a 289cc V8 engine, this car has been upgraded to a 302cc Mexican “Heche” block which has a higher nickel content and translates to a stronger. They may even have some additional webbing which helps with the strength. The engine was rebuilt less than 3000 miles ago, and runs perfectly. It has a mild cam on it, and a complete front to back H style twin exhaust system that gives it a mean, muscle gargle.

Aparts from being a looker from outside and within the thing that you cannot see from the photos is the fact that all the rubbers on the car are new.

It has complete new steering system, suspension bushings, shocks, tires providing a super tight, supple driving experience.

Also, the front brake system has been converted to disc brakes. It stops very easily and can be driven with confidence among modern automobiles.

It comes with a clean California title, manual, window sticker, original and spare set of keys, misc. oils, extra alternator belt, etc.

In essence this is a completely restored car which is ready to be enjoyed. There is no rust, it was professionally painted, it has a brand new interior, all new supporting trim / moldings and chrome pieces as well as rubbers, suspension completely refreshed and all running gear rebuilt recently.

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