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The Profit is in the Details…
Being in the automotive business on and off over the last 60 years, I came to the realization that if a classic vehicle is kept up and maintained it does not lose its value. It increases in value. But if a classic vehicle is not maintained and properly stored it will lose some if not all its value. Detailing is very important in the maintenance of a classic. It requires not only washing and waxing; vacuuming the interior. The detailing of classic is where the profit is! Many times, I came across a vehicle that looks good from 100 feet away but when you approach you see it has a lot of issues. These will take away from its value: chipped paint, unpolished chrome, dirty engine compartment, untidy wiring, aftermarket components not properly installed, dirty rugs, broken or missing items on the dash, unpainted items. One of the most important items left unattended is the frame or chassis with oil stain, surface rust, and over spray on paint. I see good paint jobs done on cars and overspray on the frame left unattended. All that is needed is a can of spray paint to cover up the over spray. It will go a long way in detailing a frame. I think if you are going to put your classic up for sale you should spend some time detailing it or bring it to a professional detailer and getting it done. Detroit Auto detailing is a premier detailing operation (see ad). So, all in all, if you want to get the money your classic deserves; please spend the time and a little money to detail your classic before you sell. The profit is in the details!
– Bill Keep Them Rolling!
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