Any time that weather causes major flooding across large parts of the United States it is inevitable that “flood cars” will come to market shortly thereafter. These are cars that have been partially or entirely submerged. Classic cars are not immune to flooding and they appear on the market as well. Be particularly wary of cars that are being sold in areas that were flooded, as well as cars that have titles from those areas. Look for signs of flooding such as new carpet in an otherwise older interior or water stains on cardboard liners in the trunk and glove box. It is very difficult to completely dry out upholstery so a musty smell should be investigated. At the very least, ask the seller if the car has ever suffered flood damage.
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Steve was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He grew up in a time
and place where cars were worshipped, and none more so than the
“American Muscle Car,” although this was a phrase that wasn't coined
until decades later.By the age of twelve he was repairing just about
anything with an engine.
Steve Linden is a recognized expert in antique, classic and collectible vehicles. He offers a wide range of services to the classic car community.