Unfortunately, there is no longer an Old Car Trader Magazine for Canadian car buyers and sellers. However, there are several resources that can help you find a Canadian classic or antique vehicle.
What Happened to This Magazine?
Until recent years, Trader Corporation printed a magazine called Classic and Antique Trader, also known as Old Car Trader. According to an article in the Toronto Globe and Mail, Trader Corporation decided that car buyers found the print version of its service less useful than online car shopping tools. It discontinued printing of all magazine-format Trader publications after June, 2012.
You can still use the Auto Trader website, run by the Trader Corporation, to search for used cars in Canada; however, the site does not have a section specific to classic cars.
Resources for Canadian Classic Car Buyer and Sellers
Fortunately, there are a number of websites that specialize in helping Canadian buyers find the classic car of their dreams. Consider one of the following resources:
- MotoSeller.com - This site has a good selection of classic and antique car ads from all over Canada. You'll find everything from 1920s coupes to muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s. Ads come from all over Canada.
- Auto Drivers Club - Offering a range of classified ads from all over the country, this site has everything from 1930s Packards to 1980s BMWs. It's a good place to get in touch with a seller who may have the perfect car for you.
- Old Car Online - Although this site isn't specific to Canada, it does allow you to search for classic cars by province. You can select any model year or range of years going all the way back to 1900.
- ClassicCars.com - Another site that isn't specific to Canada but has a great selection of vehicles from all provinces, ClassicCars.com has everything from 1930s roadsters to 1970s luxury sedans.
- Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada - This collector car club has an extensive listing of classified ads for antique and classic cars, as well as hard-to-find parts for these vehicles.
Many Excellent Sources
Although Old Car Trader Magazine is defunct, there are a number of excellent sources for buying and selling vintage vehicles and finding out about classic car values in all provinces of Canada. These online resources can put you in touch with your dream car or help you find a buyer for a classic you no longer need.