“Why do we buy 30, 40, 50 year old cars? Well it is not for transportation. It is about a memory. That car you should have never sold; that car that you have imagined owning all your life or is it because that car and memory are so entwined that they become one?
In my case it is a little bit of all these things. I had the pleasure of coming across Marc’s website and then had the good fortune of meeting Marc. Now I have bought over the years a lot of cars….some late models and some classic cars. I get sold on the person way before I get excited about the car. When I met Marc, I knew I had met someone I could trust. With that question out of the way, I could focus on finding the car that filled that distant memory.
In my case it was a Pale Primrose 1969 Jaguar XKE Roadster. One very important piece of the puzzle was a working armrest glove box. You see that is where I pulled out the engagement ring when I proposed to my wife over 40 years ago. These memories you don’t just trust with anyone and with Marc Corea the memory is secure.
I also bought earlier in the year a 1965 Austin Healey 3000…..now that memory I’ll keep to myself…..”
1969 Jaguar E-type Series II Roadster and 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8-Jon. Charlotte and Blowing Rock, NC
“Just a quick note to thank you for connecting me with my recent purchase…the ‘49 Triumph 2000 Roadster. As with the Austin Healey 3000 I purchased from you a few years ago, this vehicle is everything you represented and more. My only complaint might be that you understated the reaction the car brings wherever I go – and the need to allow extra time on every trip – even to the gas station!
1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 and 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster-Cliff. Naperville, IL
“My experience with Marc Corea has always been positive, both in searching for a car, and selling a car. He is very professional, knows his cars intimately, and takes care of details without fail. He recently sold my 1967 e-type, and did a terrific job. He kept me informed along the way, and achieved the price he initially estimated. I would recommend Marc highly in all respects, particularly in honesty.”
1967 Jaguar E-type Series I Fixed Head Coupe-Dennis. Lexington, SC
“Marc, it is a little over a year since I bought the 1970 Regency Red E-Type fhc coupe from you, largely on your word as this being a “special car”. I just wanted to say “thank you”. It is the best and most reliable E-type I have ever driven. It starts first turn of the key every time and I would not hesitate to drive it across the country. It is everything I wanted in a great driving E-Type. Yes, I did have a couple of hoses replaced and had it checked by an expert last year who complimented the look and condition. I did add Pirelli Cinturato’s in the proper size and the horn just stopped working, but it is wonderful. I am long overdue in sending this note but it is so refreshing to deal with someone like you. Thanks again.”
1969 Jaguar E-type Series II Fixed Head Coupe-Jeffrey. Portland, OR
“I have wanted an E-Type since I was a child in the 1970s. Recently I have gotten to a position that I could afford one. I started searching all over for the right car. I spoke with countless owners of E-types from varying years. Some were completely unrealistic and others were not professional. I feel that when dealing with such an iconic model of car, professionalism is important. My six month search came down to three cars across the US. I spoke at length with the owners and assessed each vehicle. Each vehicle was approximately the same price and all Series I. I had trouble making a choice between the cars. Ultimately, I came down to comparing the sellers. The comparison was not a contest. Marc was by far the most professional, direct and friendliest of the sellers. He knows the value of the cars but is not unrealistic. He also showed me, even though that we had never met and only spoke by phone, that he was absolutely obsessed with satisfying me with the purchase of his car. The time and effort that Marc put in to making the car right was incredible. I have bought many cars and I have never seen a dealer put so much into a car to make it right for the purchaser. Marc presented me with over a page of maintenance type repairs that he had done to make sure the car was right. I flew down to see the car. I thought that I would be overwhelmed with the appearance of the car. The car was impressive in person. However, I was more impressed by the performance of the car. The car was responsive and purred as we drove quite quickly through the North Carolina country side. Marc was a very pleasant host and treated my wife and I very well. Marc and I shook hands on the deal in his office in North Carolina. He kept his word from the agreement we had on the phone. There never was any additional expenses or unexpected costs. I placed deposit on the car and returned home.
The financial part of the transaction went without a hitch. He worked out the transportation so that the car appeared at a large parking lot near my house. I had to pay for the transportation but the cost was reasonable and professional. After getting the car, I joined the Michigan Jaguar Club. Within three weeks of owning the car and only after replacing the period Motorola radio with a Frankfurt Blaupunkt, I drove the car almost 200 hundred miles in hundred degree heat with the Jaguar club to a car show. I was one of the few that had no problems with the car running through the heat. Without even washing the car, I drove the car on the field at the Gilmore Car Museum and won Best in Class. I drove the car home in 100 degree heat. The Jaguar now proudly sits in my garage waiting for the local Concours of Jaguars and the “Battle of the Brits” where I am sure that my Jaguar will do very well. I do not want to give the wrong impression. Marc and I spoke at length about the car and we agreed that it should be a “high end driver.” To that end, I drove it all over town this weekend. It is not a trailer queen and I am very proud of that. It runs like a champ and it is a trustworthy driver. The car is exactly as Marc described and is performing better than expected. It is a great driver yet I can still compete successfully in car shows. I have never had a car that literally made knees buckle when grown men first see it. The car is a great driver and can still hold its own with the trailer queens. I love it.”
1967 Jaguar E-type Series I Roadster-Matt. Clarkston, MI
“I reviewed cars and providers across the U.S. for more than a year and decided to purchase my E-Type from Marc Corea at MotorCarTrader.com I couldn’t be happier. Though the car was in excellent shape, Marc was clear about its few flaws; after a year, I have had no surprises, except pleasant ones. Marc has stayed in touch and offered advice about best practices and after-market providers. When I purchase my next classic, you can be sure I’ll talk to Marc at MotorCarTrader.com first.”
1967 Jaguar E-type Series I Roadster-Dan. Telluride, CO
“Marc–Just got the car and it is awesome!! Everything I had hoped for and more. With out a doubt it is the best looking on 4 wheels. My wife even said that it was a beautiful car and well taken car of. The Jag is absolutely GREAT!! It draws a crowd in our small city and starts up conversations without any effort. The highway ride is awesome—I drive it almost every Wednesday to Houston for a project meeting. Thanks for a great purchase experience. Thanks again.”
2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe—Mike and Jeanet. Grapeland, TX
“Hi Marc. The car arrived in style! We have it nicely situated in the garage and absolutely love it! Thanks for making the purchase so easy.” 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8—Madeline and Mark, PA
“Dealing with Marc was a pleasure, Marc is very knowledgeable about his vehicles, including any little flaws that may at first not seam apparent. Purchasing a 1968 Jaguar XKE from Marc I was totally aware of its authenticity, its restoration state and more importantly his honesty and commitment to making the deal as smooth as possible was a big part of my decision making process. Thank you Marc, I look forward to purchasing from you again in the future when funds allow.” 1968 Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupe-John, NC
“As promised, pictures attached. I LOVE THE XKE!!! It is so ‘other-worldly’ to drive. Like nothing I’ve experienced before. I’m surprised how tightly one fits into the cockpit and the feel is like a very powerful go-kart – and I mean that in the best way. You really feel the road experience as you travel. I’m having so much fun already driving it and figuring out how it runs and works. Thanks goodness you sent me an Owner’s Manual!! Not to mention selling me this wonderful motorcar. We must keep in touch and if you are ever down my way, my home is your home.” 1969 Jaguar E-type Coupe-Brant, Dallas, TX
“Dear Marc on behalf of my family I am just writing and let you know we are so lucky to have the Jaguar E Type series 2 1970 model from You. I had been looking for this car all around UK, Europe and US for past 6 years finally you help me the best car for the best price.I am from Malaysia living a few thousands miles away from you just to import 42 year old car into my country sight unseen just with your complete detail pictures of the car for interior and exterior. A few telephone calls including during some weekends finally I made very high risky decision to purchase the car from you. Marc you were absolutely sincere and honest gentleman the way you describe the car’s condition and exceeded my expectations. You made sure that everything worked properly drive perfect before shipped from USA. Even though I paid 100% full payment for the car, you still took couple of weeks extra time to make sure the car was ready for the delivery. Thank you for keeping my car in the safe condition until I got the local approval to bring the car into my country without any extra storage charges. Also, thank you for arranging the best and very professional freight company to ship the car from MotorCarTrader.com and ship all the way to the port in my country. Marc it was a pleasure to deal with you. I would like to offer myself as a reference and look forward to purchasing from you again in the future another of my dream classic cars. Thanks again and wish you all the best.” 1970 Jaguar E-type Roadster-Subra, Malaysia
“We did receive the car. It is undeniably amazing. I’m very impressed. The body is perfect. Engine runs great. Suspension and steering are tight and responsive. I’m happy I went with a Series 2—many believe they are inferior cars although I believe the contrary. A series 1 is no doubt, an amazing car, however I like a few of the upgrades on series 2 cars. Better cooling system, upgraded brakes, head rests, etc. It’s a great car. We feel we bought the right car and in thinking about the future of these cars (which is definitely bright!) it was also the right price. There’s only a few bits and pieces that it needs and it will be in essence a perfect driver for me. I’m happy to have gone with it. It is exactly what I thought it would be and more.You guys did great! We are happy. We will let you know how our visit to Phil goes, too! Looking forward to doing further business with you! Tell Marc we are happy too!” 1969 Jaguar E-type Roadster- Roy and Thomas, Chicago, IL
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