When you buy a collector car you’re purchasing a piece of automotive history, but the process often involves links to your own past as well. That ’53 Corvette may be the neighbor’s car you envied when you were a kid or that totally-stock ’70 ‘Cuda may match one you saw coming off the car hauler at the local Dodge dealership over 30 years ago. Now you’re older and that dream car is finally within your financial reach, but it’s no longer parked next door or down the street. You’re in Portland, Maine, the car is in Portland, Oregon and there’s 4,000 miles in between. How do you go about buying a car that’s all the way across the country?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2004/10/17/cross-country-car-collecting