Jim's Classic Garage Services
We know what it takes to sell a car. Jim's Classic Garage has been buying and selling classic cars for years. During this time we have built up a network of car collectors, buyers, advertisers, shippers, expertise and know-how in the classic car world. We use these experience to offer our customers a full range of consignment services. People with a classic car they have tried selling on their own, and then used our services can believe how much easier it is to list with us. Our consignment fee is 15% of the total sale price of your vehicle, which covers advertising with our network of 3rd party vendors as well as on our website, storage in our clean and secured garage, showing to potential buyers, drafting of all sales paperwork, and finally sale of your vehicle. For more information on the consignment process or if you have a car you would like to submit for consignment please visit our consignment page here. Consign my Car.
We buy Cars
Jim's Classic Garage is always in the market for classic, pre-war cars for our shop. We are looking for everything from daily drivers to barn finds. "Turn-Key or No-Key" from anywhere in the United States (or even overseas if its a real gem) and can set up shipping, handle the paperwork, and get money to you fast. If you are ready to sell today, and would prefer not to consign your vehicle and get money now, we offer top dollar for a wide range of vehicles. If you have a car that you are interested in selling to Jim's please call 206-406-1313 and talk to Jim, or fill out our form to have a staff member contact you here. Sell my car.
Assistance With Shipping
Whether you are buying or selling a car from Jim's Classic Garage, we always offer to help our customers with shipping. We have several contacts in the shipping industry that can ship in an enclosed or open trailer, that offer convenient delivery times, and personal service. We also have experience with shipping overseas, and can help find a shipper that fits your needs whether its across town or across the globe. If you need help with shipping please feel free to call us at 253-851-1007, or visit our Partner's page for contact information on our frequently used shippers here. Our Shipping Partners.
Partial to Full Restorations
At Jim's Classic Garage we specialize in the restoration of classic, pre-war, cars. We know that no matter how much we love and care for our cars, over time they all need a little TLC. We got into the classic car industry because we truly love cars. When you bring your prized possessions in for work, we treat them with the care and respect they deserve. The attention to detail and cleanliness is top notch, and our shop staff take pride (and joy) from the work they get to put into restoring these pieces of history. We offer budget friendly restoration services of all levels. No job is to big or small. Whether you need a full body off restoration, customization, or just body work, Jim's Classic Garage is the place to get it done. If you are interested in having restoration work done on you car please contact Jim for a quote at 206-406-1313.
We offer a full range of mechanical service work for all pre-1970 makes, and models of classic and muscle cars. We can provide diagnostic, repair, replacement, or removal service for any of your classic automotive needs. Before we do any work on a car here at Jim's Classic Garage, we will inspect the car with the owner, and address any issues found. All work done must be approved by the vehicle owner prior to us starting. This gives both us and the owner piece of mind as well as a chance to detail the work needed, and approximate the cost/time table of the job.
We offer a full range of electrical service work for all pre-1970 makes, and models of classic and muscle cars. We can provide diagnostic, replacement, or rewiring service for any of your classic automotive needs. Before we do any work on a car here at Jim's Classic Garage, we will inspect the car with the owner, and address any issues found. All work done must be approved by the vehicle owner prior to us starting. This gives both us and the owner piece of mind as well as a chance to detail the work needed, and approximate the cost/time table of the job.
To schedule an appointment for any work need on you classic, or for other questions about services offered at Jim's Classic Garage contact Jim at 206-406-1313.
“Our commitment to excellence isn’t just a statement we make, it’s the way we do business.”
For those of you that have been fortunate enough to visit our shop, the first thing you will notice is the cleanliness and organization of our shop. We treat our shop the way we treat your collector car while it’s in our shop… with respect.
The Five S’s
Working for GE Capital years ago, I learned some very valuable lessons. One that I use here at the shop is a standardization system called the Five S’s (5S) system.
Sort- Eliminate what is not needed
Straighten- Organize whatever remains
Shine- Clean the work area
Standardize- Schedule regular cleaning and maintenance
Sustain- Make 5 S’s a way of life
I guarantee that you will be hard pressed to find a shop that practices even one of these rules. Jim’s Classic Garage has every employee make the 5 S’s program part of their daily life at our shop. When you bring your most prized possession in for service work, restoration, or for consignment, we treat it as if it’s our own.