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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry dealers will benefit from higher demand for classic cars
  • Differing prices of classic cars means widely varying profit from one dealer to another
  • The industry’s rising demand and low entry barriers are encouraging new entrants

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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 operators can market to an international audience and have lower operational costs...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Classic Car Dealers industry is heavily fragmented, which limits the ability of any one establishment to dominate the total landscape for classic car sales. Most dealers cater to customers on a local or regional basis and only maintain presence in one specific market. Some industry establishments may operate several garages within the same regional area. As a result, this industry carries a low level of market share concentration. The industry operates on a very small scale, with a significant share operating as sole proprietorships. The average industry establishment only employs about five people.


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    Additional Insights for the Classic Car Dealers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Classic Car Dealers Industry are

  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Aggregate household debt in the Classic Car Dealers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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
    Blue chip classics
    German classics
    American muscle cars
    American antiques and affordable classics
    British classics
    Industry Activities
    Retailing classic cars
    Retailing antique cars
    Auctioning classic cars
    Auctioning antique cars
    Retailing third party-owned vehicles on consignment

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Aggregate household debt
  • Price of new cars
  • World price of crude oil
  • Time spent on leisure and sports

  • Current Performance
  • Industry landscape
  • Consumer demand for classic and antique cars
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Price points
  • External competition
  • Table: Classic Car Dealers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Classic Car Dealers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • Car Body Shops

  • Products & Services
  • Ferrari
  • Blue chip classics
  • German classics
  • American muscle cars
  • American antiques and affordable classics
  • British classics
  • Chart: Classic Car Dealers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 55 and above
  • Consumers aged 35-54
  • Consumers aged 18-34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Classic Car Dealers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Classic Car Dealers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Classic Car Dealers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Classic Car Dealers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Classic Car Dealers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Antique Car
  • An American- or foreign-built vehicle that was manufactured more than 45 years ago and is no longer in production.
  • Classic Car
  • An American- or foreign-built vehicle that was manufactured more than 25 years ago and is no longer in production.
  • Consignment
  • Placing any material in the hand of another, but retaining ownership until the goods are sold. This industry may sell third party-owned vehicles on consignment, and garner a commission fee.
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