Founded in 1954 by Ernest Hemming, Hemmings is a monthly magazine publisher with magazines called Hemmings Motor News, Hemmings Classic Cars, and Hemmings Muscle Machines.

In 1998, Hemmings.com was established as an online resource and collector car marketplace. The site includes more than 20,000 car listings, 10,000 car club pages, 300 classic car dealers pages, and the Hemmings online store.

Keep reading for pros and cons, plus Hemmings reviews from users.

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The Good

  • Sell Your Car or Parts
  • Apps
  • Publications
  • Listing Options

Sell Your Car

With Hemmings, you can list your car with both digital and print adds all at once. Compared to the selective auction-type process on Bring A Trailer, anyone can list a part or car for sale on Hemmings.

This website is also a marketplace for collector cars as well as parts. Most other vintage car sellers only offer the cars, leaving shoppers or restorers to find parts from another source.

Apps

Hemmings offers apps for each of its publications, as well as a marketplace app. All are offered for Android and iOS.

The Hemmings Classic Cars for Sale app is free and lets users browse through vintage cars listed on the site and read articles.

You can easily set up a listing with your app.

Publications

At its heart, Hemmings is a publisher, with three main magazines:

  • Hemmings Motor News
  • Hemmings Classic Car
  • Hemmings Muscle Machines

Users can sign up to order a free issue of the magazine.

These are also an asset because when you want to sell your car, you can get it in front of print magazine readers who receive the monthly magazine in the mail

Listing Options

If you want to sell a car with Hemmings, there are a few different listing options, from $49.95-$169.95, whereas competitor ClassicCars.com’s prices start at $99.99.

If you are selling a car priced $5,000 or less, you are eligible for a $49.95 ad that includes one 28-word print ad and an online ad with 25 photos for three months.

There are two more options:

Deluxe: $99.95

  • One 1/16 print ad with 25 words and one color photo
  • An online ad with 35 photos and video for six months

Premium: $169.95

  • One 1/6 page print ad with multiple photos and 75 words
  • An online ad with 50 photos and video for six months.

The Bad

  • Number of Listings
  • Fewer Photos
  • Listing Time Frame
  • Create an Account

Number of Listings

Hemmings has more than 20,000 classic cars and parts for sale, while ClassicCars.com has closer to 40,000, but doesn’t sell parts.

Fewer Photos

When you list with competitor ClassicCars, you can upload up to 100 photos for each listing for potential buyers to view. On Hemmings, you can only upload between 25-50 pictures depending on your pricing tier.

However, Hemmings does allow video uploads for customers to enjoy, so that may not matter to all sellers.

Listing Time Frame

When you list a car on ClassicCars.com, the one-time $99.99 fee lets your car remain listed until it sells. However, on Hemmings, fees cover a certain time period, from 3-6 months.

Create an Account

With Hemmings, you have to create an actual account to get details, whereas ClassicCars.com lets you login with Gmail.

The Bottom Line

Hemmings is a great resource for people wishing to buy and sell collector cars and especially parts. Sellers get access to digital and print ads for their cars, with unique publications coming out every few weeks. The site features articles, car listings, and event information for car shows and car clubs. As one of the United States’ largest marketplaces for classic and muscle cars, this is a great place to connect with people that will really value your vehicle.

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TERRIBLE SERVICE, I PAID 100.00 FOR AD 6 MONTHS, I GOT CRAZY REPLIES, ASKING TO SHOW MY 84 CADILLAC AT NIGHT, IM ORIGINAL OWNER AND ELDERLY MAN IN POOR HEALTH, I ASKED THE YOUNG MAN TO CANCEL MY AD AND REFUND THE 99.95 HE LAUGHED AGAIN AND SAID WE DON'T HAVE ANY POLICY AFTER 30 DAYS, ITS BEEN 32 DAYS, HE SAID JEAN THE SUPERVISOR WOULD CALL ME BACK BEFORE 5PM, I AM NOW IN FEAR THAT MY INFORMATION IS ON INTERNET, I HAVE MY ATTORNEY PRESENT AND WILL SEND A DEMAND LETTER TO HEMMINGS, SADLY DURING A PANDEMIC AND I AM FORMER RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT, WITH COPD, HE WOULD CANCEL THE AD, PUT I LOOSE MY 99.95, AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE HARRASSED BY UNQUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WHO ASK ME IF THE CAR RUNS?? I THOUGHT HEMMINGS WAS TOP NOTCH, NOT ANY MORE

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