Classic Car Dealers in the US: Market Research Report

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Classic Car Dealers Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Mar 2015

Investment vehicle: The increasing popularity of classic cars will boost industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Classic Car Dealers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

As economic recovery picks up steam, demand for classic cars of all makes and models is anticipated to grow. That growth will encourage more companies to enter the industry, increasing competition. Long-term industry growth prospects will also be moderated by external competition from online-only dealers. Web-based car dealers pose a formidable external threat to the industry because these firms can market to an international audience and have lower operational costs.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Classic Car Dealers industry carries low capital requirements. For every dollar spent on wages, the average industry firm will invest roughly $0.05 in capital and equipment. Classic car dealers do not require significant amounts of capital; these purchases are usually limited to a few computers, vehicle diagnostic equipment and sales space. Some larger car dealers may also purchase hydraulic vehicle lifts, climate-controlled vehicle storage space and tools in the event of occasional repairs. The majority of this industry's investments are in the form of vehicle stock, which is held-for-sale and therefore not depreciable. Many dealerships further reduce their capital investment by foregoing parts and services departments and focusing purely on vehicle sales... purchase to read more


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What is the Classic Car Dealers Industry?

This industry sells classic and antique cars. IBISWorld defines a classic car as either a foreign- or US-made vehicle that was manufactured more than 25 years ago and is no longer in production. An antique car is defined as a vehicle manufactured more than 45 years ago. Companies may sell previously purchased cars or third-party vehicles on consignment. They may also sell vehicles at an auction, but individuals who sell their own cars at an auction are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
FerrariBlue chip classicsGerman classicsAmerican muscle carsAmerican antiques and affordable classicsBritish classics
Industry Activities
Retailing classic carsRetailing antique carsAuctioning classic carsAuctioning antique carsRetailing third-party-owned vehicles on consignment

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