You are buying a car from a thousand miles away, you must have some questions. Lets go through them.
Can I get an inspection before I buy a car? Not only do we welcome them, we encourage them. Inspections are always a great idea to be sure you are getting the car you want. While we try and describe vehicles accrately and with detail, inspections are always welcomed and encouraged. You can hire any third party inspection company and have them directly reach us @ 408-610-1000 to arrange a time to see and drive the vehicle. American Motors will make the vehicle available for inspection with a pre arrange appointment.
How does the process work? We totally understand buying a vehicle online may feel unusual. We have a seamless easy process. Once you agree to proceed to purchase a car, we require a $500 phone credit card deposit. That deposit takes the car off the internet, puts it in an indoor warehouse until shipping day, and starts the ball rolling on paperwork. After your deposit, you will receive purchase docs via Fedex in the mail, with a prepaid envelope in the Fedex for you to return the paperwork (and payment if by cashiers check) back to us.
How do I pay? If you are paying cash for the vehicle, American Motors accepts Cashiers check, certified credit union checks, wire transfers and credit card up to $2,000 on all vehicles. Our preferred method of payment is wire transfer. If you are paying via cashiers check or certified check you can send it back along with the Fedex paperwork. If you are paying via wire transfer, you can arrange your wire transfer while we are doing paperwork.
When Do I get my car? As soon as we have the paperwork back and your vehicle is paid for, you are clear to either pick up the car or arrange transport if out of state. If your shipping was pre-arranged as part of the deal, we will do this automatically, if you are paying your own shipping separately, then you are free to arrange with a (ours or yours) shipper to pick up your vehicle. For out of state transactions, your shipper will need to provide us a bill of lading that the vehicle is leaving CA.
What about tax and license? If you reside outside of CA and are shipping the vehicle, there is no Tax, License, Registration or any orther fees except due, only the standard $85 dealer documentation fee is due. However, If you live and are purchasing the vehicle in CA, then CA tax and license, registration, electronic filing fee, emission testing charge will be due op of the purchase price. For out of state residents, the title we have on file will be mailed to you so you can register the vehicle in your own state.
How do I check the availability of a car online? American Motors Custom & Classics updates the site regularly, so if there is a vehicle on the site, chances are its available. You can also check avaialbility by simply calling in, emailing us or simply stopping in during the weekdays.
How does shipping work? Great question! Shipping is almost always discussed in most car deals. American Motors Custom & Classics works with several shippers to get you the best available rates and shipping speeds. After our paperwork is finished and the vehicle is paid for, we can either arrange the shipping for you or simply make an introduction to a shipper for you so you can deal directly with them. If you have a favorite shipper or someone you have used in the past, you are certainly welcome to use them as long as they are a licensed shipper.
Do you take trade ins? Absolutely. Please let us know in advance if you have a car you want to sell us. We gladly accept classic and modern vehicles, boats, motorcycles and other vehicles on trade. We can walk you through the easy process of trading them in with AMCC and making your life easier not to have to worry about selling your old car.
Do You Consign Vehicles? We do not. American Motors Custom & Classics owns all the vehicles on our showroom and lots. This lets us hand select and carefully choose only the best vehicle to offer to our customers, we actually have skin in the game. However if you are looking to consign your vehicle, we can just make an offer to purchase the car from you instead. Call us @ 408-610-1000 to schedule an appointment.