CLASSIC CAR RESOURCES AND LINKS
Finding Parts for your Vintage Car
The antique and classic car hobby today is very well organized, and parts availability for vintage cars is in many cases even greater than when the cars were new. There are many companies who specialize in reproducing parts for specific vehicles, and a positive result of this is not only increased supply, but also prices are now often less than when the cars were in production. The hobby is so well organized that even for parts that have not been reproduced, original spares are readily available and can be sourced through the clubs and marque specialists.
Reproduction mechanical components are often better engineered than original, and yield better performance. Body and trim pieces sometimes are of lesser quality, and it is important to choose wisely. For driver quality cars they are typically fine, but for concours level cars we recommend restoring original pieces whenever possible.
While it is fun, it is no longer necessary to go traipsing through the mud at swap meets. Parts solutions are available for any car, including the rarest, low production automobiles.