Buying and selling vintage cars is a booming business in South Africa.

In response to increased demand, online classifieds site Gumtree SA has introduced a special vintage car category which already boasts over 350 listings of classic and vintage cars.

Gumtree SA’s Head of Automotive, Jeff Osborne, is a vintage car restorer himself and says “the key is to find a sturdy vehicle – and if possible a rare model – that can be restored by giving it an aesthetic overhaul”.

He likes the process to the property market where buyers often search for a fixer-upper house which they can turn at a profit through some clever work.

The new category on the site means that consumers will be able to find vintage cars more easily from both dealers and private sellers, drawing more attention to the rare finds and potential bargains.

Osborne believes there is “definitely space in the market for more dealers to get into the vintage car space”.

Browse vintage and classic cars on Gumtree now.

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