Classic Car Dealer Field Report
Streetside Classic Cars
At least one classic car dealer visit is always on the itinerary for us when we travel. During a recent trip to Charlotte, we dropped in on Streetside Classic Cars to see the dealership and review their inventory.
UPDATE: Streetside has recently opened another location near Atlanta, Georgia!
We learned about the Streetside dealership a few years ago in the New Arrivals email notification that is sent by Gateway Classic Cars out of St. Louis. Streetside Classic Cars began as a southern spin-off of the original Gateway dealership and has recently become an independent entity. Click
to read more about our visit to Gateway Classic Cars.
Note that the Streetside Classic Cars facility is advertised as an “attraction” by the local municipality so there is a small admission fee posted on the door. The young lady at the desk waved us by and didn’t collect the fee. All of the folks we spoke with were friendly and laid back, no intense sales pressure going on here. The large warehouse site was clean and open. Though there are signs asking visitors not to touch or get in the cars unattended, they will happily let you do a thorough inspection if you have an employee with you. One potential buyer was test driving a convertible Camaro as we arrived. Another customer was on site picking up the Corvette they had recently purchased.
As you can see from the photos above, muscle cars are definitely a part of the offering at Streetside. On the day we visited there were enough Ford and GM muscle cars to keep any muscle car enthusiast busy for quite some time. We liked the display of classic Mustangs with their modern muscle car counterparts. And the beautiful Hugger Orange Camaro Z28 was a great restoration, with the price to match.
Speaking of price, some of the prices were a little on the high side based on our recent experiences at the Mecum Auction at Kissimmee and the Spring Charlotte Auto Fair. However, it is a car dealership and some negotiating would probably put the price right where you want it to be. Yes, even a classic car dealer will negotiate.
There were only two or three Mopar muscle cars at the time but the inventory changes frequently and you can easily visit the website to see what’s on the showroom floor before you go. On the website you can sign up for their newsletter and be notified of new arrivals. A quick check right now shows 14 Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars.
The inventory of this great classic car dealer is a combination of consigned cars and cars the dealership has purchased or taken as trade-in. In addition to muscle cars, there is a large selection of classic trucks and cars. There are also some exotics and specialty cars such as a real Orange County chopper, a classic Mercedes Benz and some 20s and 30s Ford street rods.
They offer additional services such as muscle car financing and classic car transport to further simplify purchasing your dream car from Streetside. Easy to follow driving directions are posted on the website.
Click on the logo below to go to the Streetside Classics website. Be sure to stop here if you are in Charlotte or Atlanta. They are an excellent resource for muscle car buyers.
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