As a rule, we maintain an extensive inventory of over 100 automobiles housed in our state of the art facility located in St. Louis, Missouri. We cater to not only the sophisticated collector, but also to the nostalgia buff looking for a weekend toy.
And while we certainly welcome visitors – we’re just minutes from the airport – over 95% of our cars are sold and shipped to our customers without them ever seeing anything more than the vehicle profile and photographs on our website.
However you prefer to do business together, you can rest assured that our sales staff will do whatever it takes to accommodate you – whether that means using tablet computers, smart phones or a good old-fashioned handshake.
After you’ve made the decision to purchase a vehicle from us, we will fax or email documents to you for your signature. We do not charge sales tax; you pay any taxes due when you register the vehicle. Furthermore, regarding payment terms, we accept cash, checks, cashier’s checks and bank wire transfers.
Our clients needs range from determining just what makes your perfect first collector car to building a multimillion dollar collection. Please feel free to discuss your needs with us. We are happy to help you identify your goals and assist you in meeting them.
Our business is great. As such, we have a huge demand for quality collector cars. If you’re thinking of selling, whether it’s one car or a whole collection, we want to talk to you. We will help you evaluate your car and will either purchase it outright, or sell the car for you on a consignment basis.
To get started, call one of our specialists, or fill out the form below.
Please be sure to photograph the vehicle’s flaws, as well as its highlights. We will contact you once we have reviewed your submission.
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While the vast majority of the cars on offer are wholly owned by ourselves, we do accept select consignments based upon the quality and rarity of the car on offer. In many cases we will assist our clients in the purchase of a car by taking part of the collection on consignment.
We act as expert appraisers and advisors on behalf of collectors, estate executors and attorneys seeking to maximize the value of vintage automotive assets. Knowing what it is worth is just part of the equation; understanding how to obtain its proper value in an efficient manner is often even more important.
Hyman Ltd. acts as consultant to many public and private museums located throughout the United States. We assist them in helping to acquire automobiles for display, and when it is determined that parts of the collection should be liquidated, we act as agent or as principal in the sale of these cars.
In addition, we act as advisors in determining the focus and direction of the collections. Museums are constantly looking for sources of funding and for donations of automobiles. We have been successful in helping our clients place significant automobiles in museums. As a result the museum has benefited and the donor has realized preferential tax treatment.
Hyman Ltd. can assist you in financing the purchase of your car. We have several experienced companies that specialize in the financing and leasing of collector cars. There is a difference. Companies that specialize in vintage autos understand the value of the car and understand that the car is not a depreciating asset. They tailor their finance offerings to meet the needs of the collector.
Hyman Ltd. will arrange to have your classic vehicle safely transported anywhere in the world. We use only reputable transporters who are not only fully insured but are those companies that we have been using for many years and have a proven track record. Your vehicle will be delivered to your door, safe and secure.
What’s more, we have over 25 years of experience shipping automobiles internationally. From our very own facility, we safely and properly load your vehicle in a container, eliminating the need for your vehicle to be shipped to the port only to be handled by dock hands who often are unfamiliar with intricacies of vintage motor cars.
Many companies now offer insurance programs for the auto collector. These companies offer substantial benefits and should be carefully considered as an alternative to using your family insurance agent. Collector car insurers understand that most collector cars are not driven often, are almost always garaged, are lovingly cared for, rarely used for transportation and also understand that in case there are claims that these cars require specialty repair shops to carry out the work.
With this in mind, specialty car insurers offer significant discounts to vintage auto enthusiasts. One of the major advantages offered by some classic auto insurers is referred to as stated value coverage. Put simply, stated value coverage means that in the case of a total loss the insurer will pay you the value of the car that you have been paying premiums on. Some insurers will pay “up to” the value you have been paying premiums on. This is an important distinction and one that should be considered when choosing insurers.
If you need more information about insuring your Hyman purchase, don’t hesitate to ask your Hyman representative.