What defines a cult car?

Cult cars are defined by the limited quantities in which they are produced. Collector cars may also represent limited production models, but it is not a defining characteristic.

Cult cars, unlike collector cars, don't necessarily appreciate in value. Just because something is rare doesn’t necessarily make it more valuable.

Insurance companies and state departments of motor vehicles generally view collector cars as being at least 15 years old. Some cult cars are brand new while others vary in age.

 
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Virtual Consignment

Cult Cars offers boutique consignment services, which gives us the ability to focus on customer satisfaction and ease of selling. With the vast majority of vehicles being sold online, we don’t see the logic in paying to store your car in a warehouse where it can’t be driven or enjoyed. We believe it makes more sense for our clients to store their own vehicles while we do the marketing.

 

Typical consignment fees range from 10 - 12.5% which covers building overhead, salaries and other expenses. With low overhead we can offer a very competitive 6% commission (based on the sales price).

Utilizing unique rural and urban landscapes we’re able to create a professional and captivating portfolio of images that are magazine worthy. When your listing hits the market we want to make an impact. Buyers seeking a rare, ultra high-performance vehicle like yours should have an immediate, visceral reaction when they first see the listing. Photos, video, a well-written description... we'll use them all.

 

Other consignors typically shoot every car in a warehouse. The images of your car would look just like the images of every other car they’re selling. We aim to create an emotional connection with your target audience. When the sale is complete we give the buyer and seller a printed  “hero shot” as a little memento.

Cars are what bring all of us as automotive enthusiasts together, and lifetime friendships can be formed. We co-sponsor the state's largest Cars & Coffee event in Lafayette, Colorado, where our clients have the opportunity to present their vehicles to an audience of 1,000+ enthusiasts every month. We participate in monthly club events, cruises and regularly contribute to on-line car culture through enthusiast groups and  forums. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!

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Meet the owner

Cult Cars was founded by ilan Brown, a Denver Colorado native. ilan has a passion for rare and quirky cars, especially from the 1980's and 1990's. One of his favorite's is a 400 hp '97 Saab 9000 Aero he calls the "Scandinavian Mistress," his love for Swedish cars  runs deep. Having bought and sold numerous cult cars over the years, he was always discouraged at how frustrating the process had become and wanted to provide a better solution. A hassle-free way to connect cars of interest with the next owner. The result? Cult Cars.

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CULT CARS LLC

136 W 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Friday 9:00 – 1:00 

Saturday from 9:00 – 6:00

Sunday 9:00 – 12:00 (only available to Sellers)

Monday 9:00 – 1:00

(720) 480-7171

ilan@cultcarsforsale.com

preferred vendors

 
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Mile Hi has been in business since 1969, offering top notch collision repair and service for Saab and Subaru. Jerry Danner and his daughter Michelle run the shop alongside a crew of enthusiastic and devoted  empoloyees who have been working on Saabs for several decades. The folks at Mile-Hi consistently provided excellent customer service, fair prices and a convenient central Denver location.

www.milehiauto.com        303-595-4646

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We initially discovered Paddock to work on our BMW's, but they also have extensive knowledge when it comes to other premium imports. Since his teens, owner Doug Paddock has been working on cars. As his knowledge and technical expertise grew, so did his passion for high-performance vehicles. As a result, he’s been servicing BMW’s and Audis for nearly 30 years. Doug recruited a team of automotive service professionals that combine certified automotive expertise with a drive to keep customers’ vehicles running at optimum levels.

www.paddockimports.com         720-893-8038

Located in the heart of Denver's River North district (RINO), you'll find Movement Motorsports. This shop is is owned by two BMW enthusiasts, Rob Stine and Bill Lindauer.  Their focus is on BMW and Mini, but on any given day you'll see a variety of projects in their garage. Rob is a factory trained BMW technician with over a decade of experience. Rob took on the challenge of building our Saab 9000 into the torque-steer monster it is today. His dedication and passion is evident to anyone who meets him. 

www.movementmotorsports.com        303-848-3859

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You'll find Jamie Turner, a native of Great Britain and the owner of Classic 200 operating out of a small garage in Aurora. A Union Jack flag admit rare one of a kind vehicles -- most custom projects with motorsports heritage. Jamie has both competed in, and serviced high level rally cars campaigned in international competion. He's a man one show with the knowledge and expertise that rivals a shop filled with mechanics. We were fortunate to have Jamie look after the Escort RS Cosworth we imported from Belgium in 2019.

www.classic200.com       (720) 938-6010‬

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For nearly 30 years Ron Nelson has been installing  some of the best quality automotive interiors along the front range. We rely on Auto Weave for headliners, custom dashes,  upholstery and fine custom work. The shop is located off 70th and Washington and generally books several weeks out.

(303) 288-6222

Troy Casteel owns Apikol Performance and has spent most of his life working on Audis. He a 5 cylinder sorcerer and provides an array of services from dyno-tuning expertise to custom fabricated parts.  Apikol also offers comprehensive on-site services for Audi/VW, Porsche, and BMW vehicles. These services include standard vehicle maintenance and repair, performance part installation, custom fabrication, and engine tuning.  

https://apikol.com      (303) 731-3571‬

Frequently asked questions

General

WHAT IS CULT CARS?


We are a licensed auto dealer and specialty vehicle consignor located in the Denver area.




WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?


We’re located in Denver, in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, at 136 W 12th Ave, 80204




HOW IS A CULT CAR DIFFERENT FROM A COLLECTOR CAR?


Cult cars are defined by the limited quantities in which they are produced. Collector cars may also represent limited production models, but it is not a defining characteristic. Cult cars, unlike collector cars, do no necessarily appreciate in value – just because something is rare doesn’t necessarily make it more valuable. Examples of Cult Cars include the likes of the Ford Mustang Cobra, Volvo 850R, Mercedes AMG and BMW M cars just to name a few.




ARE YOU A LICENSED DEALER?


Yes we’re a licensed and bonded Colorado Auto dealer.




WHAT TYPES OF CARS DO YOU CONSIGN?


We serve a niche market of limited production and specially modified autos and the enthusiasts who drive them.




WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPORATION?


Friday 9:00 – 1:00, Saturday from 9:00 – 6:00, Sunday 9:00 – 12:00 (only available to Sellers), Monday 9:00 – 1:00.




HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?


We’re the new kid on the block and recently opened our doors to cult car enthusiasts in 2018.




ARE YOU OPEN ON SNOW DAYS?


We’re open by appointment only during inclement weather. We’re always available by phone and email but will not provide test drives if there is a reasonable chance of snow or hail. If you’ve scheduled a test drive please check with us first if you have any concerns about weather.




HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO IMPORT A VEHICLE?


Finding the right vehicle to match your specifications can take time and we inspect every vehicle before it ships. Plan on 8-12 weeks from the time we start to when your vehicle passes through customs and arrives in Denver.




DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?


At this time we’re not offering financing.




AS A CONSIGNOR AM I REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION?


Yes, and it’s included in the price. You’re more likely to net a higher sales price for your car and it makes the negotiations go smoothly.





Test Drives

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TEST DRIVE A VEHICLE?


Test drives are free, the only time you are charged a fee is for a no-show.




WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON THE TEST DRIVE?


Please bring your driver's license and when applicable you may be required to furnish proof of funds (which can be a current bank statement or a letter of credit worthiness from your financial institution).




CAN I TEST DRIVE MORE THAN ONE CAR?


Absolutely. If you're planning to drive more than one vehicle please schedule your test-drives online to insure the vehicle is available when you want to drive it.




WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE MY TEST DRIVE APPOINTMENT?


You have until 8:00 AM the day of your scheduled test drive to cancel without penalty. You may cancel online or by calling in. The fee for a no-show is $35.




WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M LATE, WILL I BE CHARGED THE CANCELLATION FEE?


There's a 10 minute grace period before you're considered a no-show.




WHAT HAPPENS IF THE VEHICLE IS DAMAGED DURING A TEST DRIVE?


If you drive recklessly and/or if you've already been asked to change your behavior and you continue to exhibit callousness behind the wheel the test drive will be ended adn an damage sustained to the vehicle will become your responsibility.





Selling

WHAT TYPES OF CARS DO YOU CONSIGN?


Limited production, tastefully modified, and other specialty vehicles with a cult following. Examples include, BMW M cars, Volvo R series, Audi S and RS models, Mopar, Shelby, AMG and many others.




HOW DOES IT WORK?


Retain full use of your vehicle while we market it to an audience of enthusiasts. Start by completing the on-line application, then join us Sunday morning for a VIP owners-only event called Pebble Beach, where you’re car will get detailed and professionally photographed. Once your car is on our website perspective buyers can schedule a one hour time slot for the upcoming Saturday sale. We’ll take buyers on test drives, and negotiate the deal to get you the best price for your car.




HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?


2 packages are available starting at $349.00 and include professional photography, a mandatory pre-purchase inspection and marketing. Upon completion of the sale we charge an additional 6% of the sale price. These rates are non-negotiable.




CAN I DECLINE A SALE IF I DON'T LIKE THE PRICE?


Yes, you’re in the drivers seat. Once an offer is received we’ll call or text and you can accept, reject or provide a counter offer. Once the sale is complete you’ll have 7 days to deliver the title and collect payment.




HOW DO YOU MARKET THE VEHICLE?


We advertise through local, national and international marketing channels. Some of the sites we use: Craigslist, Autotrader, Hemmings, Ebay, cars.com and many other mark specific websites, facebook user groups and through our Instagram account.




DO YOU HANDLE LOGISTICS FOR OUT OF STATE BUYERS?


Yes we handle shipping and logistics to make the experience of selling to out of state buyers simple and straightforward.





Buying

HOW DOES IT WORK?


Once a test drive has been scheduled Sellers receive notification to bring their car to the upcoming Saturday sale. If a vehicle doesn’t sell they must return to pick it up.




IF I DRIVE THE CAR ON SATURDAY BUT AM NOT READY TO BUY, CAN WE WORK OUT A DEAL ANOTHER DAY?


Consigned vehicles are only available for purchase on Saturday. We don't store vehicles on-site, which keeps our operational costs low enabling us to offer superior pricing on consignment services.




CAN I SEE A VEHICLE ON ANOTHER DAY BESIDES SATURDAY?


As a Buyer of collectible cars you already know what a hassle it is to coordinate with multiple sellers; that’s why it’s easier to schedule one day a week to see multiple cars all at the same location. Stop driving across town to meet with individual sellers and spend your time behind the wheel driving the cars you love!




CAN I PUT A DEPOSIT ON THE VEHICLE AND PURCHASE IT LATER?


Yes, deposits can be used to hold vehicles for sales at a later date. Deposits are non-refundable. Please speak with an associate to learn more.




TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTIONS


We want you to buy with confidence, that is why all vehicles sold through Cult Cars get a PPI (pre-purchase inspection) before they're available for sale.




DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?


At this time we do not offer financing.




WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO DIRECTLY TO THE SELLER?


Our Consignment Sales Agreement requires Sellers to direct all communication through us.




WHY DO YOU ASK TO SEE A LETTER OF CREDIT BEFORE A TEST DRIVE?


Depending on a vehicle’s value and/or performance specifications you may be required to provide evidence of financial eligibility before you can test drive. Cash buyers may be required to provide proof of funds or bankers note satisfying eligibility for the purchase.




WHAT IF I WANT MY OWN MECHANIC TO LOOK OVER THE CAR?


Special arrangements can be made. Please consult with one of our staff members to coordinate.




WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?


Electronic funds transfer including Venmo and Paypal, wire transfer, or a cashiers check.




WHAT HAPPENS IF THE VEHICLE IS DAMAGED?


If you drive recklessly and/or if you've already been asked to change your behavior and you continue to exhibit callousness behind the wheel, the test drive will be ended and you may be liable for any damage sustained to the vehicle.





 
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Cult Cars

(720) 480-7171

Denver, CO