55+ Living Guide Winter 2018 Winter 2018 55+ issue for Joomag - Page 39

With the plethora of TV shows and auction houses airing their exploits, these cars, and the history of automobiles, now plays out in front of many who never gave them a second thought. Classic cars and the business we are in has come into the national spotlight through TV and internet, engaging the masses. We have purchased numerous cars from their original owners who purchased them new when they were in their 50’s , 60’s but often find themselves in their mid-70s, and haven’t driven their beloved automobile in many years. Whether it’s the original owner or their heirs; that’s how many of these cars come to market. The type of “wheeler dealer” business as seen on the TV shows, is not how we do business. We never go to meet a seller with the mentality of “beating them up” for the sake of lowering their asking price. We are professionals, and know what we can pay for something based on market research. All transactions are done with decency and respect. While it is uncommon, there have been times we have actually paid more than the asking price. In those instances, the seller was ill informed as to their vehicle’s value. The rule is that both seller and buyer must be happy with the transaction. (continued next page) Porsche 356C Cabriolet was found in a local, NY Capital Region, barn where it had been tucked away since the 1970’s. We have since sold it and will be restored back to it’s original glory. This 356 Cabriolet was restored in-house and now lives in Tacoma,WA. Family Owned and Operated! Fastest Tire Service in Town! NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY 3361 South Thompson Schenectady, NY 12306 518-630-5055 591 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush, NY 12061 518-477-4753 www.grandpremiertire.com 39