"Classic" car for sale

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Dear Car Talk | Mar 01, 1991

Dear Tom and Ray:

Is there a paper published for advertising classic and antique cars? I have a 1968 Pontiac Tempest in excellent condition that I would like to sell.

RAY: Well, Dorothy, the trick to selling a "classic" car is finding some screwball, who for some inexplicable emotional reason--probably based on some steamy teen-age experience--absolutely cannot live without your car. I should warn you that it's not easy to tap into this network of screwballs...

TOM: How much you want for it, Dorothy?

RAY: I stand corrected, Dorothy. I guess it's easier than I thought. Anyway, there are a couple of good publications to try. One is a newspaper out of Iola, Wisconsin called "Old Cars Weakly."

TOM: That's "Old Cars WEEKLY," you knucklehead, which I happen to subscribe to.

RAY: Oh yeah, I almost forgot. He was their 1971 poster boy. The other publication, which my brother also reads himself into dreamland with, is Hemmings Motor News, which comes out of Bennington, Vermont. Placing ads in Hemmings or Old Cars Weekly ought to give you a sense of how much interest there is in your Pontiac. And if you're really lucky, you might attract the interest of a bonafide collector (a screwball with money). Good luck, Dorothy.

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