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CarCorral.com is a premier on-line classified site for classic, antique, and collector cars and trucks. Our site receives millions of visitors each month. CarCorral.com continues to be a leader in low-cost advertising for classic cars and trucks. We even offer free text-only listings! Whether you are buying or selling, we will help you get it done.

The Internet has become one of the most efficient and effective methods for reaching millions looking to buy, and studies prove that it really works! Not only that, but We have been selling online for over a decade!

We have the best pricing for Brokers/Dealers. Other sites say they "Offer a Dealer sales package that no other web site can even come close to." The truth is, an investment with the Collector Car Corral will not cost you near as much as them!

If you are a collector Car Dealer or just a dealer with a few collector cars, e-mail us for our fantastic dealer rates

We also have opportunities For National Advertisers:

For more information about broker/dealer advertising opportunities, please email sales. As one of the largest automotive classifieds websites in the world, CarCorral.com can help you reach your target audience and help you get maximum exposure. For suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers, unlimited opportunities are available to promote products or services on the site.

If you would like to receive more information about how you can get your products and services in front of millions everyday, contact Collector Car Corral today.
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Are you planning on placing a classifieds ad? If so, simply click on the "Register" link. Remember that registering with us is quick and absolutely free! If you are just browsing and searching, we do not require that you register. Rest assured that we will not sell any of your personally identifiable information, but may use it for demographic purposes to make this website a better place!

Do I need to register?

Are you planning on placing a wanted ad or a for sale ad? If so, then you will need to register before you can create your own ads on this website. If you simply want to browse or search the classified ads, then you do not need to register.

Why do I need to register?

If you are placing a wanted ad or a for sale ad, you must register. Registering makes our website a safe and more trust-based community. By registering, your contact information will be included in the ads you place. That allows people to contact you if they are interested in your products!

I can't find what I am looking for!

Didn't find what you were looking for? Don't worry, you can place a wanted ad under our "Wanted" category. And don't forget to check back daily to search new ads.

How much does it cost?

Text-only ads are free. Registering with us is always free! Photo ads start at $10. Photo ads have over 80% better response than text only ads! It's well worth the minimal investment

How long will my ad be up?

The time your classified ads will be posted varies on what you choose during your ad placement.

Do you sell my car for me over the Internet?

We do not sell your vehicle for you. Potential buyers and sellers are put in direct contact with you through your contact information you provided when registering. We simply provide the means to market the collector vehicle to those who wish to buy or sell. If you are in need of further marketing assistance, contact us directly to discuss other options such as customized website design.

I forgot my password. What should I do?

No problem! Just click on the "Login" link and click on the "Lost Password" link. Fill in your email address and we will quickly send you an e-mail with your password.

How do I Place an Ad?

After you register, you simply click on place an ad to get started. Decide what type of ad you would like to place. Then, fill out the easy-to-use form, send, and your ad is activated instantly!
Make your listing look professional. Use a short, descriptive title to catch the buyers' eye (no more than 50 characters). Give the buyer a complete description, including a picture to enhance your ad. Make sure you include all the important information, and always be accurate and truthful in your listing.

How do I Include a Picture in my Ad?

To include a picture, you must use an uploaded image or a linked image.
An uploaded image must be located on your computer as a file. While placing your ad and on the image collection page, click the browse button, locate your photo and click upload.
Linked images must have a URL, or web address that points to it. You will need to know the file's Web address, also known as a URL (Universal Resource Locator). If the image you want to use is already on a website, simply right-click the picture and click on properties. Then copy the URL and paste it into the image box provided on our site when you are creating your ad.

Advertising Tips
Consumers frequently ask us "How do I sell a car online?", so we decided to setup this page of helpful tips as a guide. If you are buying, selling or advertising, our advertising network can help. If you are selling a classic car or truck, accessories, services or parts, we have specialized categories for you. We feel that our free Collector Vehicle Advertising, extensive Internet reach and helpful tips will make your next sale or purchase an easy one.

Selling Tips

If you wish to advertise your classic car or truck, parts, accessories or services for sale on CarCorral.com, we have a number of tips you should put to practice in order to get a quick sale and maximum value out of your advertisement. Buyers start your search here!

Signs & Flyers

The first thing you should do is to place a "For Sale Sign" on or around the items you would like to sell. You can buy these from a local store, or if you already have an ad listed with us, you can create a custom "For Sale" sign free of charge from within your account. Remember to place your items in a high traffic area (like near a shopping mall entrance) to get the most inquires.

You can also do the same to create a custom "For Sale Flyer" to display in local grocery stores, community & recreation centers, golf courses, churches, college campuses... anywhere you might find an announcement or bulletin board that allows advertising. Vehicle related "For Sale Signs & Flyers" are free to all sellers using our network. Sell Your Collector Vehicle Today!

Buyers who see your sign or flyer are directed to CarCorral.com and can visit the website to view the details of your product day or night. Remember to place your signs and flyers in a high traffic area (like near a shopping mall entrance) to get the most inquires. Buyers can "tear off" you contact info.

Use A Photo

A good photo can improve response to your ad by 150% or more! Take a photo with a digital camera or ask your local photo finishing shop to make a few jpeg images (from a hard copy) for you on a disk or cd. From within your account you can add photos plus descriptions anytime. Be sure to take a few different shots, it is also best to come clean with close-up shots of any defects or damaged areas.

Set The Right Price

You know how much you want for your items, but do you know how realistic that price really is? Find out what your item is really worth using local pennysavers or newspaper classifieds. You can also search through our website for other similar items to yours to see what others are asking.

State in your description that the price is OBO (or best offer) - this might convince buyers to call or email you if the price is close to their budget. This will also give you the opportunity to justify the price and negotiate the sale.

Good Presentation

Perceived value goes a long way! Tidy up your items before you sell them. First impressions are everything! Detail your car or truck, clean the engine and give it a good wax job. Also, be sure to take your photos on a nice, sunny day.

Extended Advertising

Even though you want to sell your classic car and products online, another effective option is to use your CarCorral.com Ad Number to market your vehicle beyond our website. Buyers can be pulled to your online ad from other online classifieds, as well as from traditional advertising like in your local newspaper. Hold your description to a minimum while leading buyers to more descriptive online details and photos. You can measure your success by the number of page views your ad receives.

Newspaper Example:
1969 Camaro RS, Exc Cond.
$25k/obo. Call 555-5555 or
CarCorral.com # 77777

When logged in to CarCorral.com, use our metrics to see the number of times someone has replied to your ad, the number of times someone has viewed your ad and the number of times someone "Told a friend" about your ad.

Maximizing Inquiries

As mentioned above, when you view your ad detail page, or log into your account we show you the number of ad views your ad has received since posted. This information can be used by you to decide what changes might be useful. For example, if the ad views show that a lot of people have been looking at your ad, but you are not getting enough inquiries, maybe you need to add a photo or the current photo needs to be replaced with a better one, or maybe you need to adjust the asking price slightly - check the selling price in your area. If the ad views are low you may need to change your headline to attract more clickthroughs.

Showing Your Items

When trying to sell your items online, you will still need to show it face-to-face. Meet in an agreed upon public area and try to take someone with you. Safety in numbers. Be honest with potential buyers about any serious problems or repairs. If your buyer wants to take a test drive, make sure he/she has a valid driver's license and proof of insurance. Dress respectably. If you don't appear to take good care of yourself, your buyer may feel that is how you treated your items as well!

Closing The Sale

Write a receipt for your items between you and your buyer with signatures on both copies. Include a statement that the item is being bought "as is".

Include all pertinent info on the receipt so the terms of the deal cannot be misinterpreted. Keep the receipt for your records. It will establish the date of sale and help protect you from any future liability.

Buying Tips

Do Some Research

You know how much you have or want to spend on a collector car or truck, but do you know how realistic that "deal" you found really is? Find out what similar items are selling for in local newspapers and other ads on this website.

The Collector Car Test Drive

If you try to buy a car or truck online, you will still need to see it in person. Meet in an agreed upon public area and try to take someone with you. Safety in numbers. Ask the seller about any serious problems or repairs. Ask them to show you their maintenance records. Bring a valid driver's license and proof of insurance so you can take the bike for a ride.

Closing The Sale

Make sure the seller writes a receipt for both of you with signatures on both copies. The seller will likely include a statement that the item is being bought "as is" so make sure you are comfortable with this. Ask to have all the pertinent information on the receipt so the terms of the deal cannot be misinterpreted. Keep the receipt for your records.

Avoiding Scams

All types of buyers & sellers, particularly those in the market for used vehicles, have flocked to the Internet in recent years to search for killer deals on "pre-owned" wheels. Market Research estimates that nearly 30 percent of the 42.6 million used vehicles that changed hands in the United States last year were bought using the Internet.

Here are some of the most common scams directed toward buyers & sellers online:

Certified Check Scams - This scam is often perpetrated on sellers of motorcycle related items over the Internet thorough classified ads and auctions. A buyer indicates that he wants to buy the item and pay with a cashier check. At the last minute, the buyer creates a reason why he needs to write the check for more money and have the seller wire him the difference. The check turns out to be a fake, but it is often discovered long after the seller has wired the money. In addition, the seller is responsible for covering the money for the fake check. To avoid check scams, call the issuing bank before you accept the check and wait for the check to clear before you transfer anything to the seller.

Bogus Escrow Services - Online vehicle sellers often use escrow services, which collect and verify payment from a buyer. The money is held by the service until all parties are satisfied with the sale. There have been some instances of phony escrow services operating on the Internet.

The best way to avoid most scams is to make sure you never transfer anything to a buyer until you have the cash in your hand. That means, you either get cash from the buyer or wait for the cashier check to clear. Avoid buyers who will never meet you or never wish to see your items in person (overseas). Avoid taking personal checks and allowing buyers to pay your items off over time.

If buying, always verify the seller actually has/owns the item for sale and meet them face-to-face to view the items. If you follow these few precautions, your buying and selling experience should go smoothly.