Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Finding your Dream Car with Tailpipe

Something Eddie Mercer Automotive doesn't deal with often is antique vehicles. Occasionally, we may have one. For example, right now we have a 1986 Mercedes-Benz on the lot. We also have a 1958 Buick Special that we used to feature out front every day. I've seen two 70's cars leave the lot. But, it isn't really something we specialize in.

A major way to search for your dream car, or first car, or just a project car is to go around to different sites, most popular is Craigslist. But what if you wanted something like a Porsche or Ferrari? Ebay's there for that and so are SEVERAL car auction websites. There's also James Edition, which we covered in an earlier blog. And these are all great! They're all amazing ways to find your car. But you have to go to each website which can take a while.

That's where Tailpipe comes in. It is a search engine of all the auction and car websites. Tailpipe's tagline is even "One Search. All Classics". Search engines like this one exist elsewhere of course, but they don't look as GOOD as Tailpipe looks! They list the popular cars on the main website: Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros, Firebirds, Beetles, and Austin Healeys but you can find just about anything on there!

Tailpipe - One Search. All Classics

One car we found was a 1973 Ferrari 246GT. It's going for $510,000! There are several other Ferrari's that are in Auctions as well. Each photo on Tailpipe directs you to the website where you can buy or bid on the car.
1973 Ferrari 246GT
1973 Ferrari 246GT

Another one was a 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, going for a more affordable $135,000.

1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
1931 Rolls Royce Phantom 1

And of course, we have to include an American Muscle Car! This one is a 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible asking for $180,000.

1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible
1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible

Tailpipe is pretty easy to use. Their website is straight forward and the search is simple. Plus, it's a VERY easy, and enjoyable, to waste your day away while you pine for your dream car.

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