|There was a time when it was cool to be part of Gen X. Now our kids are getting married and even having grandkids.
Even though I am a gen x’er, I’m pretty young at heart and my age doesn’t really enter my conscious mind. This is mostly true, but every now and then something will happen that will make me realize how far I am from my childhood.
Most of the time this happens when my kids and their friends remind me that Guns ‘N Roses debut album came out over 36 years ago. I remember jamming out to that noise back in middle school!
But this weekend it hit me again hard when we went to a Japanese car show here in L.A.
My son, Ernie, really loves older classic Japanese cars. Toyotas, Honda’s, Mazdas, Nissans, and Dotsun. Little did I know that Japanese cars from the 70s and 80s are all the rage now. There’s an entire car culture dedicated to these vehicles.
I grew up riding in and eventually driving these beautiful cars. But calling them classics makes me realize my age.
We had a great time because these classics looked amazing. And they had all of the historical amenities I remember using growing up back then. Pull out radios with cassette players, old school bass cannons, and one car even had a mint walkman sitting on the dashboard. The only thing missing was hyper colored shirts!
I didn’t realize just how much Ernie loves these kinds of cars. He really wants to buy one, but can’t find anything in his budget.
That’s when I told him about my secret source for heavily discounted classic cars.
Most people think probate is just about buying houses, but there’s way more than just a house for sale.
I’ve always had a passion for classic American muscle cars. And over the years I’ve bought dozens upon dozens of these beautiful cars. Some of them I work on myself to restore, while others I sell to make a quick healthy profit.
It looks like I’m going to be adding Japanese classic cars to my most wanted list.
So now I’m going to have to teach Ernie how to cold call probate leads to look for a car to buy. But that’s not the only place to get probate cars.
Most counties in the US have personal property probate auctions – they sell all the contents that the local county of the state had to take back. In addition to the contents of the house, you can buy automobiles at these personal probate auctions.
Very few people know about these auctions, but those of us in the probate niche know this secret. As a matter of fact, one of my Probate Fox alumni, Greg, told me he got a smoking hot deal when he bought his son’s very first car at one of these probate sales.
Probate. It’s the niche that just keeps on giving!
To your success,
Ernie “Classic Cars” Vargas | The Probate Fox