Frequently Asked Questions
For More Effective Searches:
Try general searches first, then get more specific if they are returning too many results.
Pick a Make. If you want to search for a specific model, make sure it's spelled correctly and is an actual model for the make!
If you want to search for specific information in a listing, like "V8", use a Keyword. Try to use just a single word.
Here are some real-life examples of issues with searches:
Q. I searched for a Hudson Commador and got no results. Why?
A. Maybe you meant to search for the Hudson Commodore? Please double-check the spelling of the model of the car you're interested in.
Q. I searched for a Pontiac Bonnieville and got no results. Why?
A. Did you mean the Bonneville? Please check your spelling....
Q. I searched for an Oldsmobile Cutless Surpreme and got no results. Why?
A. Try "Cutlass Supreme"...
Q. I searched for a Plymouth Furry and got no results. Why?
A. Really? a "Furry"?? Plymouth made a Fury, but there has never been a Plymouth Furry.
As you may be able to guess by now, this is easily the most common issue we see.
Since we run searches on other sites, we are dependent on them to return the information you are interested in,
and they won't be able to do it if they are supplied with incorrect information.
Q. I searched for a Ford using "Mach 1" for the model, and got 12 results. But I know there are more out there. Why didn't it find them all?
A. Try to search using the most common model name that you can, and then refine the search using search terms.
For example, in this case the Mach 1 is a special edition of the Mustang model line, so "Mustang" should be used as the model.
A quick test of a search with a model of "Mustang" and a search term of "Mach" returns 40 results.
Q. I searched for a Jaguar XKE and got results on some sites but not on others. Why?
A. This is a frustrating fact: some sites call a model one thing and some call it another.
This particular car is sometimes called the "XKE" and sometimes the "XK-E".
Q. I see many listings with a price of $0. What are those and how do I exclude them?
A. Auction sites will often list cars without a specific price on them. To exclude them, specify a minimum price on your search.