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Collector Parts Exchange launches with direct seller-to-buyer marketplace

Site helps locate rare car parts, engines, automobilia and other special car items


Collector Part Exchange has launched an online marketplace for collector car parts, providing a site for sellers to list and buyers to purchase the myriad of vehicle parts, automobilia, literature and other bits and pieces of the old car hobby.

“The collector car hobby is experiencing continued growth fueled by a shift to online sales,” Chris Bright, co-founder of Collector Part Exchange, said in a news release. “Unfortunately for suppliers, who typically are specialized small businesses, it is a big challenge to support online sales.

“We built Collector Part Exchange to bolster them with a no-risk on-ramp to online sales so they can meet their buyers where they are.  We also hope to encourage private sellers to clean out their garages to get more and more spare parts back into circulation.”

A 1962 Ferrari 250 outside-plug V12 engine

Collector Part Exchange, based in Portland, Oregon, calls itself the first online marketplace exclusively for collector vehicle parts, designed to help locate hard-to-find parts for vintage vehicles and even help hobbyists clean out their garages of no-longer-needed parts and supplies.

“We’ve accumulated many parts along with vehicles we buy and sell, and started a CPX store to sell them,” said Bruce Trenery, the founder of Fantasy Junction. “Finding special parts is like discovering gold. Previously, you had to know someone with the same kind of car, or spend hours calling around the world to locate them.

“CPX fills a great need and should help reduce the cost of restoration. Less time will be spent chasing parts and more actually working on vehicles.”

Dozens of sellers in America and Europe are already offering 10s of thousands of items, Bright said, with more being added daily.

“We have complete Ferrari engines, custom-made upholstery, automobilia, and even a Project Cars section offering non-running vehicles,” he noted.

For more information, visit the Collector Parts Exchange website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. There is a need for this. The marketplace will follow. Parts are extremely hard to find at times. Getting the right part from someone who knows the business is priceless. Thank You.


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