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.
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.
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.
At its heart, Hemmings is a publisher, with three main magazines:
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
With Hemmings, you have to create an actual account to get details, whereas ClassicCars.com lets you login with Gmail.
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