Sometimes it can be really difficult to think of new gift ideas for your loved ones. Buying a car enthusiast their dream car may not be so far away from reality as you think, especially if you take certain boundaries away, such as the location and condition of the dream vehicle.
The type of car
When purchasing a car for your loved one that is going to be a big surprise, it is important to have an idea of the kind of car they are interested in. Most people already have a fixed idea of what amounts to a dream car in their own head, and it is crucial that you know enough about your loved one so as not to disappoint.
If your loved one is the kind of person that likes to tinker with vehicles, then it stands to reason that they will be quite happy with a car that requires a bit of love and some work done, in order to make it the perfect dream car. There are plenty of muscle cars or classic cars available on the market which require some love and attention in order to either get them going or make them truly desirable again, and these can be picked up at bargain prices.
If your loved one likes modern cars or racing models, you may find that you are in a totally different ball game as regards price tags, and a number of other factors.
Dealing with location
You may be surprised to know that location should not be seen as a major hurdle when looking at purchasing a vehicle. There are businesses that specialize in car shipping and will handle any auto transport with total care and attention so that you know that your precious new purchase is in safe hands regardless of where you are getting it from or where its destination is.
You will find that any owner who is serious about selling their vehicle is going to be happy to give you a full video tour of their vehicle, whether it is a pre-recorded video or a live link, especially if they know that you are interested to the point of knowing exactly how you are going to get your hands on it.
Making the surprise real
When it comes to making the grand reveal, it is a good idea to set up somewhere away from your home – as it can be very difficult to hide a car in the garage if your loved one constantly wants to go in and out of there. The best bet is to find yourself a secure lock-up where you can house the vehicle until you are ready for it but, of course, that will not cost you the earth.
If you are lucky enough to have a friend or a family member that will let you use their garage or hard standing in order to store your car, then that is great. But remember the good turn they have given you and offer them something for their inconvenience.