“If the old car in front of you has an old look to it, you’ve probably had an old-style car.
If it’s not too old, you probably got a classic car.”
That’s how Mark Bittner, the owner of the oldest car dealership in the world, explained why his dealership, Old Car Republic, is still the oldest in the country.
Bittner says he is not in the business of selling old cars anymore, which he says is not a bad thing.
The majority of the cars in his store are brand new, but he does sell cars that have been used.
And even if they were, he says, they would be worth a lot more.
“If I had a $5,000-a-year car that I used for 10 years, I wouldn’t be willing to sell it.
I’d probably drive it into the ground.”
It’s a sentiment echoed by Jim Clements, the vice president of sales for Chrysler, who says the old-car business has been declining for years.
“We’ve had a decline in the number of people buying used cars and used-vehicle sales in the U.S. and Europe,” he says.
“It’s definitely not something that’s growing in the way it was in the past.”
The decline in sales is largely driven by the aging population.
According to a recent report by the auto industry, the average age of a car sold in the United States is 33.7 years old.
In Europe, it is a little less, at 31.2 years old, and in Australia, it’s 28.4.
But as cars age, they tend to be more complex.
Cars today are made from different materials, such as carbon fiber and aluminum.
Bittners new car is made of aluminum, which is lighter than steel, and has an air suspension, which means the vehicle is also more maneuverable.
“It has an aluminum roof,” he said.
“I’m not going to say it’s a bad idea to put a roof on a new car, but it does take up more space.
It’s not as flexible as a steel roof.”
And that’s not to mention the fact that older cars have higher maintenance costs.
Bowers says his car costs about $500,000 to maintain, and he does it by hand.
“There’s a lot of labor involved with it,” he explains.
And the old cars are not always of the best quality.
“Most of them are very bad,” Bitts said.
“They’re made by guys who were very rich when they built the cars,” said Clements.
“The old cars cost a lot to repair.
They’re very expensive.”
Bitts says that in his experience, the olders are not afraid to say “no” to an offer.
“People don’t like to go out and buy a car that is going to have a mechanical issue,” he explained.
“They’re more inclined to take the old one, even if it’s the same car.”
Bowers also notes that if you are willing to pay a premium for a better vehicle, then the price tag is much lower.
“You can’t buy a good car for the money,” he pointed out.
“But if you can’t get a good-looking old car, it may not be worth the money.
You’ll probably be happier to go for the cheaper one.”
And there are still people willing to make the effort.
Bays car is a classic 1960s Ford Bronco that is now listed for $2,000, but Bowers is willing to let it go for $250,000.
The car has been in his family for more than 70 years, and it’s one of the most sought-after vehicles in the city.