Our Classic Phillips 66 Gas Station sits on the corner of HWY 195 and State Route 23 in Washington state. We have a traffic flow of several thousand vehicles a day. Any time I am out in the station side of the building ( our building is half antique service station and half “man cave” living area) people randomly stop by and many deals are made on our antiques and automobilia. I collected car stuff for over 40 years and although I bleed motor oil when I have a cut, my kids never really got interested in the car world. I have been paring down my collection and finding new homes for my old items. We don’t have a business or business hours or even inventory; the items are just my personal, eclectic collection, but anything that I want to sell goes away fast.
There’s Gold on CL
I am always looking for “gold” on Craigslist. I will preface this by saying that at least 80% of the time I pay the asking price as there is still “meat left on the bone” and you don’t have to beat down a seller on his price just because you might be able to. I have found 2 standard gas pumps, which are part of our station display, and an antique “double” pump out of the 50’s all on CL and none over $300. These pumps are a permanent addition to our filling station and are slowly starting to get fixed up.
The hare wins the gold
I purchased the 1966 Marlin from the original family and bought it within 2 hours of the ad hitting CL; a VERY rare car and a fair price. I have also purchased (within 2 hours of the ad placement) a 1966 Mustang Coupe with a 289 and 3 speed, with a top loader 4 speed in the trunk. I not only paid the asking price, below $2000, but I paid the owner an additional $50 to drive it to our station since I didn’t have my trailer with me. I have purchased a number of antique cars and memorabilia off of CL. Remember the GREAT deals go quick!
Antique cars, service station items & memorabilia pop up on CL daily.
If you know what you want and you know the values you can find great additions to your collection or you can find “gold” on Craigslist.
Happy hunting and …
Keep on Cruisin!
psst, hey buddy wanna buy a car
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