Favorite Online Stores For Classic Car Parts — Where To Buy Old … – Autoweek

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Time to get that project car up and running, even if COVID-19 has the local stores (and junkyards) closed.
Classic auto parts websites are usually a mix of hilariously outdated front pages and MySpace levels of blinky gif designs. But sometimes you just have to go deeper than your usual eBay Motors/Amazon/AutoZone search when looking for that one hard-to-find replacement part for your project car. Thankfully, though their websites are brutally designed, there are loads of people waiting to fill your orders. And since we all have some extra time on our hands, no better time than now to remove that classic Mercedes Becker radio, send it in for a tape deck repair, get a Bluetooth installed and put it back in. Or maybe you have your own thing. Here’s a list of some of our favorite online auto parts sources: Send a tweet with your picks!
If you need Lincoln or Mercury parts from 1949-1979, the Lincoln/Mercury store (lincolnoldparts.com) is your spot. Here you can shop by condition (replacement, rebuild, new-old stock) or by category. It also has loads of resources for Lincoln and Mercury repair.
CJ PonyParts (cjponyparts.com) made its bones on the Ford Mustang, but it now serves owners of Ford, Dodge, Chevy, GM and Toyota. Look for products from Hawk, Pertronix and others. If you have an old Bronco, you can shop for sheetmetal like fenders, tubs and bumpers.
We couldn’t leave Chrysler off the list, so if you’re after Plymouth, DeSoto, Imperial or Dodge parts from 1930-1971, Andy’s place (oldmoparts.com) is where you need to be. According to the site, during this time they are still “shipping parts every day and accepting phone, web and email orders.” You can browse the digital catalog or shop online.
VPS (vintagepartsoursce.com) is a clearing house for collector cars, classics, antiques, brass era, vintage and muscle car parts and services. There are pages and pages of shops to peruse, along with resources on things like chrome plating, fuel systems and tools, to name a few.
At 1st Subaru Parts (1stSubaruParts.com) you can search by vehicle, part number or VIN number from 1984 Brats to the Legacy of today. It also has shortcuts to common parts, as well as accessories like roof racks, wheels and cargo solutions.
Is there a vintage Datsun, Toyota, Honda or Subaru in your future? Get accustomed to JDM Car Parts (jdm-car-parts.com) now as there are special instructions for international shoppers. The site also sells complete vehicles. Looking for a ’70s-era Fairlady Z? A Bosozoku-style 1987 Toyota Cressida? Go here.
RockAuto (rockauto.com) has been a go-to for professional and amateur mechanics for more than 20 years. Most parts have several different price tiers to choose from, including daily driver, economy, premium and performance. All makes are represented, including a bunch you’ve probably never heard of—from Allard to Zundapp.
Classic Muscle (classicmuscle.com) is “the #1 source for authentic Chevrolet restoration parts.” Categories include the Chevy Camaro, El Camino, Nova, Chevelle, Chevy trucks, Monte Carlo, GM Performance and full-size passenger cars. Like some of the others, Classic Muscle also has resources, tutorials and more in their newsletter.
Like RockAuto, PartsGeek (partsgeek.com) covers all makes and models and boasts over 10 million available parts. Axle differential bearing for a 1961 Bentley Continental? They got it. What about a voltage regulator for a 1942 Nash Ambassador? In stock! PartsGeek has been online since 2008, and its customer support is USA-based.


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