Classic, Exotic, and Performance Vehicles

Diversion Motors FAQ

Why should I buy from Diversion Motors?

Diversion Motors, LLC is a licensed motor vehicle dealer and has been since 2008, specializing in classic and performance vehicles.  But there is more to consider than just dealing with an established company.  You should know that all inventory is put through a full inspection upon arrival and any required repairs are performed.  This is essential when dealing with an older vehicle and can greatly affect both value and safety.  Inspections include many items people don’t always consider; ball joints, tie rod ends, brakes, u-joints, and more.  And don’t forget items like a horn, emergency brake, defroster, wipers, and neutral safety switch.  We can’t tell you how often we see these things missing or broken!  All such equipment is accounted for on the vehicles we sell.  Do you get the same assurance from the average seller on Facebook, or with some shined-up car you see at auction?

The majority of our sales are done at a distance.  We have sold to almost all 50 states along with many countries around the world.  There are several methods to approach such a transaction depending on a customer’s comfort level.  Some are satisfied with the internet ad, perhaps with a few phone calls, e-mails, or texts thrown in.  Some want additional pictures or video and maybe a FaceTime walkaround, while others hire a third-party inspector.  And some customers just want to be here in person.  Whatever your preference, we am happy to accommodate your needs.

Diversion Motors does not have in-house financing but works closely with several specialty vehicle lenders.  You can fill out the form on the site to begin the process.  Of course, we are also happy to work with the lender of your choice.

We accept trade-ins regularly.  More than 50% of our sales involve a trade, and we have done this with customers coast-to-coast involving all types of cars and trucks.  The only restrictions are that a trade-in must be a car or truck, and it must be nice (no junk or projects).  We are not set up for motorcycles, boats, guns, jewelry, or the like.  Aside from this anything is possible; old-for-new or new-for-old, 2-for-1 or 1-for-2, cash in or cash out.  Whether you have a 1962 F100  or a 2023 Corvette, let’s see if we can work something out!

Absolutely!  Adding a/c is a popular request, especially from customers in areas like Arizona, Texas, and Florida.  We have also done power steering conversions, power and disc brake conversions, rear end swaps, and more.  Such modifications are especially popular with overseas customers, as this prevents additional foreign purchases and customs work.  Don’t be afraid to ask.

Most of our sales are out-of-state, if not out-of-country.  Many involve trade-ins as well.  As such we work with many shippers, logistics companies, and customs brokers.  We also have our own fleet of DOT-authorized trucks and trailers for direct service within 500 miles.   We can help with arrangements as needed, or we can put you in touch with an appropriate contact.

Yes, of course!  A cross-country ride home in a classic car can be a great experience and a lot of fun.  However, do consider the pros and cons before making this decision.  Three things to think about:

1 - Old cars can be a lot of fun to drive, but they represent old technology which can take some getting used to, especially compared to modern designs.  Further, you will likely be unfamiliar with the particular vehicle you have purchased; location of controls, blind spots, how it drives, handles, brakes, etc.  Finally, your drive home will likely take you through unfamiliar territory that may include bad weather, terrible drivers, construction, tolls, and heavy traffic.  This can be a challenging combination for any driver.

2 - Regardless of the vehicle, anything can happen on the road.  Flat tires, distracted drivers, random failures, etc.  And the fact of the matter is that the older cars get, the more likely they are to fail.  Be sure to allow extra time and have a contingency plan (AAA card, basic tools, fix-a-flat, etc.).

3 - Driving is not always a cheaper solution.  Sometimes shipping can be more economical when compared to the total cost of flying in, gas to drive home, tolls, lodging, meals, time away, etc. Not to mention the unknown.

We always recommend that our customers ship their new vehicle home so they can get familiar with it on their own turf and at their own pace.  Still, we’ve had plenty of customers drive home without issue.  Please consider the above and make the decision that’s right for you. 

We can accept cash, check, wire transfer, PayPal / Venmo / Zelle or similar.  We can hold a vehicle for two weeks for a $500 non-refundable deposit.  We collect sales tax and process registration only for vehicles that will be kept in Wisconsin.  We can provide a 30-day temporary WI license plate if needed.