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To whom it may concern!

I have sold approximately 40 cars through a major auction company during the past 10 years with mild success. In the past year I have discovered” Take your car to auction” and Joe Bortz the owner and his assistant Debbie. The past several months I have successfully had 3 vehicle transactions with Joe that have been virtually painless and highly successful! I commanded prices above what I could have gotten from an auction house AND I have no transportation fees or expensive entrance fees into other auctions. I tell Joe what my net price should be after his commission and he helps me determine the price. Joe has an extraordinary Network of car buyers which is critical to his success! I would highly recommend Joe to sell and buy cars.


Jerry P.

Denver, Colorado

Oct 20, 2012

We owned a beautiful 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible that we enjoyed for many years. When it came time to sell a friend of ours recommended the services of Joe Bortz. Joe was very helpful and gave us good advice in every area. Joe found a buyer for our car by networking and got us an excellent price. He explains everything and we enjoyed working with him. Joe does it all with no inconvenience to you.

Joe & Anna O.

Highland Park, IL

July 2012

Joe and Deb,

Just wanted to thank the both of you for all your help in selling my car,I know it was different from what you normally do .With the difficult deal of losing my wife, I thank you for your expert help in dealing with an out of the country buyer, having your expert help made everything go like clockwork .I would recommend your service to anybody looking to buy or sell a classic vehicle.

Thanks, Ken
Phelan, CA


Thank you so much! (sale of 1966 Mustang that went to Switzerland).


Mr. Bortz,

Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much your efforts are appreciated...without your intervention and willingness to do what you do, most of these unique vehicles would be lost forever. Ever since becoming aware of your collection many years again, I believe, an Automobile Quarterly article, I have followed your progress and successes. Rest assured that there are many of us nationwide that are interested in automotive history, and we are always keeping our eyes peeled for that elusive factory "x-car" that has not yet come to light...and also keeping you in mind as our first phone call. Wishing you continued success.

On with the hunt!

Dave R.
Syracuse, New York
Member - Society of Automotive Historians

Joe and Debbie,

Thank you for the video on the Kaiser convertible you helped me sell. It is even better when seen on a big TV! And once again I am pleased with the deal. FYI, I will be sharing the video with friends at the Kaiser-Frazer, Midwest Spring Meet (May 17-19) in Dearborn Michigan which is being held at the Automotive Hall of Fame. Who knows, you may even have another K-F client. Guest speaker is Richard Langworth. My wife and I are looking forward to the event, and will also stop in Indianapolis on the way to kick a few tires at the Mecum Auction. Also enjoy seeing Joe on the Velocity Channel (Chasing Classic Cars, etc.)

Best Regards,
Dick H


Dear Debbie and Joe,

Thanks so very much for all your help with my husband's car collection. It was a pleasure to work with you and I truly appreciate the service and courtesy you extended to me to make the sale of the autos go smoothly. It was so nice that you went out of your way to come to me, take the cars for any service needed so that your buyer would be satisfied that you were providing a good vehicle. Should any of your future customers have any questions please feel free to direct them to me or if I can be of any help to you please do not hesitate to call.

Very truly yours,
Highland Park, IL



I wanted to let you know that the Packard has been sold by Joe Bortz/Take Your Car To Auction, LLC. Joe was a great person to work with, and I am so glad you directed us to him. Again thank you from my family we really appreciate all the help you gave us.

Tampa, FL


Dear Joe & Debbie,
Thanks for all your help in selling three of our vehicles. It gave Phil some 'peace of mind' knowing the most valuable of his collection was sold.

Jamestown, NY



I just wanted to drop a note and tell you that everything went great! The 74 Grand Am, 4-dr, 4-speed was a real odd ball. Your seller was great to deal with and the car was as described. I would definitely use your assistance again. Thanks again,

Mike H.
Nashville, TN


I recently purchased a car on eBay that was brokered by Joe Bortz and can say that this was the easiest, smoothest and most satisfying transaction I have had to date on the Internet. (I am a long time eBayer with a 100% record over many transactions.)

First off, for those of you who don't already know, Joe Bortz is one of the foremost car collectors in the hobby, with a specialty in one-off, concept cars built by the various factories for shows, publicity, etc. His is a collection like none other in the world.

Needless to say then, Joe's an expert. He knows cars, he knows quality, he knows values. So, even though he represents the seller in these transactions, his knowledge and honesty means that as a buyer, you also are in the best of hands. What you don't know, Joe does, or he will get you the answer. Compared to the average eBay seller who is BS'ing or hiding stuff from you, Joe goes out of his way to tell you everything and, most importantly, he knows what he is talking about.

The car I purchased was exactly as Joe represented, and I felt completely comfortable buying it sight unseen. Joe answered all my questions, brought up things I might have overlooked, and after the sale, he and his lovely wife, Debbie, couldn't have been more professional and helpful in arranging the shipping and payment/document transfers. And when the car arrived, I was thrilled.

If you're going to buy (or sell) a car on eBay, you can't do better than dealing with Joe Bortz.

Michael R
Mattituck, N.Y.


Dear Joe,

I would like to thank you for all your help in selling my Jensen Interceptor. If I had tried to do it myself, I would never have gotten such a good response. You managed to get a higher price than I expected, and the whole transaction was very smoothly managed! Next time I need to sell a collector car you can be sure I will call you.

Thanks Again,
Donald N.
River Forest, IL


Dear Joe,

I am very pleased with the manner in which you arranged the sale of our 1930 Oakland, 1941 Packard, and the 1948 Pontiac convertible. You presented the cars in great detail, showing them in a very professional way. I also feel you represented the buyers fairly, enabling them to be confident in their purchases. I would not hesitate to recommend you and Debbie, your assistant, to whoever may consider your services.

Yours truly,
Robert V.
Naperville, IL

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