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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 :

1972 Ford Mustang Convertible – $23,500 USD

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)

1991 BMW 325i Convertible – € 13,900
Ready for viewing includes TUV
1970 Chevrolet Nova – € 24,500
Arriving in Europe 1/23/2020

1972 Ford Mustang Convertible Q-Code Hipo

Triple Black 1972 Ford Mustang Convertible in Great Condition.

Produced in Dearborn, Michigan this mustang was shipped out to its first owner in Los Angeles, California where it has remained all of its life. Still bearing the 6 digit blue and yellow California license plates which were recently restored.

Exterior jet black paint in great shape. Laser straight body panels, great gaps, fitment.

All exterior trim in good to great shape. Chrome bumpers, window trim straight, shiny without any pitting.

Recent R + R of front window guides, bushing replacement. Easy up / down rolling.

Starts up with a kick or two of gas, runs smoothly with the perfect V8 rumble coming from the H style twin exhaust pipes.

Suspension tight, precise.

This is a Q code which means the left the factory with a Cleveland 351 V8 with a 4 barrel carburetor. Its equipped with air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, front disc brakes, power convertible top.

These big bodied Mustangs are harder to find in nice shape, and are more expensive to fix properly, too. They are coming to their own, and with the right tasteful mods they look great.

This one has been in a dry climate, thus is rust free and has no weld work underneath.

There is approximately 8k. worth of recent work which is outlined below :
– Recent Upholstery work
– Recent Tune Up
– Recent Fluid flush, top off
– New Rotors, Pads
– Rebuilt Transmission
– Recent suspension replacement (New Shocks, bushing kit, upper and lower control arms, alignment, etc)
– Complete detail including color sand
– Some misc. rubber seals throughout the car
– Spark Plugs
– Spark Plug Wires
– New Freeze Plugs
– New Pertronix ignition Coil
– New Steering Column
– New Turn Signal
– New Carlite Windshield, Window Seal
– New Dash Pad
– New Gauge Lenses
– New Door Carpets
– New Door Panel Handles
– New Carpet
– New Rubber Floor Matts
– New Carburetor (Holley 650) but includes the original Motorcraft rebuilt inside trunk
– New Trunk Matt
– New Battery with period cover plate

Clean California title.

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1970 Chevrolet Nova

€ 24,500

Arriving in Europe 1/23/2020

For sale is a nice 2 owner, highly documented 1970 Chevrolet Nova
Mechanical : Starts up easily when cold or hot. Engine idles, runs very smooth. The original 307 200 Horsepower V8 has been upgraded from a 2 to 4 barrel carburetor (which was recently rebuilt) for a little bit more pepp. Steering box is tight, precise. The suspension has a lot of new parts which make it very nice to drive. It moves down the road straight, brakes straight. Since acquiring the vehicle in 1990 the 2nd owner performed a ton of work on the car for which he kept every single receipt in the folder. He spent a little over $20,000 in maintenance. According to the receipts the previous owner was very meticulous. Multiple sets of tires, constant alignments, brake adjustments, cable / hose replacements, lubrication, r&r of parts as needed. There is a little over $20,000 just in receipts in maintenance. I’ve outlined a good portion of them in the photo album with dates, mileage. Although there is a receipt for each individual shop visit with more specifics on misc. pieces repaired or replaced.


Exterior / Body : The car was repainted in the original color back in 1994. The paint job has a nice finish, but it is not perfect. A 7.5/10. There are a few chips here, there. Panel fitment is decent. Doors open, shut with the right amount of thump. The hood and trunk click in, and lock nice. All the glass is in very good condition. Antenna for the radio is inside the windshield. Chrome is shiny, straight.


Interior : Clean, tidy interior with lots of new pieces. Recent carpet, headliner, dash, door panel, sun visor, arm rest, kick panels, matt replacement. Windows move up and down easily.

History : Purchased in San Diego, California it remained in southern California all of its life. Still has the original California blue and yellow license plates.Original sales contract is still in the file. It shows that the original owner had purchased this vehicle for the amount of $2950. He traded in a 1968 Chevrolet Nova for this car. I thought that was pretty neat.In 1990 the vehicle was sold to the 2nd owner at which point he began to document, file maintenance receipts inside a folder. Inside the folder he saved every single registration slip, 2 separate vehicle manuals, a shop manual as well as a very specific tuning diagrams, passenger car specification booklets, few misc. parts catalogues.

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1965 Ford Mustang

For sale is a very nice 1965 Ford Mustang in Arctic White exterior with black interior.

The car was originally procured in San Jose, California with a DSO of Seattle, Washington. It lived most of its life on the pacific north west.

It starts up easily cold or hot and cruises down the road quietly with ease.
Suspension, steering box, brakes are in good working order. It drives the way most Mustangs are supposed to. Light, nimble.

Interior has also been restored including a new carpet, headliner, door panels, seat upholstery (front and back), rubber Pony logo trunk mats, dash pad, instrument cluster. It also has new rubbers all the way around including a new windshield, windshield wipers. The exterior chrome trim is in good shape and has no damage apart from a few small scratches.

There has been some weld work done on the chassis, however the work was well done (see undercarriage photos). The paint job is very good. An easy 9.5/10.

History : The previous owner had purchased the car in the mid early 90s from a newspaper ad which read simply ’65 Mustang $3000 456-7239 (see photo included in the gallery). He began to restore the car in 1997 by rebuilding the original 2 barrel carburetor (C6DF-F, receipt copy included in gallery). Shortly there after the engine was completely rebuilt (receipt copy including in gallery) to the tune of 2143.42. The engine build included a competition cam, .30 over piston set (turning the engine from a 289 to 302) with stock crank, rod specs. Engine build specific outlined in the paperwork included with the car. In 2001 the transmissions was slipping and was also overhauled (receipt included in gallery) including rebuilsing the torque convertor. The restoration continued up until mid 2019 where the car received an excellent paint job with laser straight body work, good panel fitment followed by overhauling the rear differential. The current mileage on the odometer is 11,6XX which, according to the receipts puts the engine mileage at about 15,000-20,000 mile range.

This car has been mechanically, and aesthetically restored with the restoration process taking almost 20 years. Its ready for the new owner to enjoy her and perhaps add his personal touch.

Options :
– Bench Seat
– Front Wheel Disc Brakes
– Rally Wheels with beauty rings, BF Goodridge white letter tires
– Vinyl Top

VIN # Breakdown 5R07C207750
5 – 1965
R – Built in San Jose, California
07 – Hard Top
C – 289 V8 2 Barrel Carburetor

65CK3608R7466
65C – Hard top, standard interior, bench seat
K – Silver smoke grey
36 – Black Bench Seat
08R – Date
74 – DSO (district sales office) Seattle, Washington
6 – Rear axle 2.80 gearing
6 – C4 Automatic Transmission

High Res Gallery / Walk Around Video :
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