collector part exchange

When I was a teen I, like many others, wanted a 'hot' car. But also like many others money was always in short supply. So I was always looking for bargains. There was one place, a little hole in the wall spot off Main Street, in Manchester, Connecticut, that used to sell performance parts, Jim's. The unique thing about Jim's was that he also sold used parts as well as new ones. I bought an used 3x2 intake manifold with carbs and air cleaner for a FE Ford engine for around $100 in 1968.

I've often thought in the intervening years that there should be a place that sold used but still serviceable automotive parts, someplace you could trust to not sell you junk.

A new web site, Collector Part Exchange (CPX), was launched on June 16, 2021. CPX doesn't sell parts itself, it allows others to create 'stores' on its site to sell parts and automobilia. 

It seems pretty easy to start a store. I don't have any parts to sell but I do have some automobilia, stuff I've tried to sell on traditional sites, so I may try it out. One of the problems with the traditional sites, especially for automotive memorabilia is often there are not specific sites for auto-related stuff like books and posters.

I think Collector Part Exchange could become a go-to place for car folks looking for that hard to find part, or to sell what is cluttering your shop. 

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