eBay Motors hits the road with TV host Rutledge Wood to overhaul a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

eBay Motors hits the road with TV host Rutledge Wood to overhaul a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

 

‘On the Road with eBay Motors’ five-city tour gets creative with parts to build a unique custom car.

San Jose, California, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — This summer, eBay Motors hits the road with TV host and racing analyst Rutledge Wood, traveling the country to overhaul a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback with fellow automotive artist K.C. Mathieu and gearhead Mike Finnegan, as seen on YouTube in Roadkill and Finnegan’s Garage. eBay Motors will supply the car and all the parts needed for this journey, handpicked from its wide selection of parts & accessories (P&A).

As the average age of a car on the road today climbs to 12 years1, eBay continues to see the demand for car P&A grow for both auto enthusiasts and everyday drivers.

“I love creating cars with character, and eBay is a one-stop shop for everything I need,” said Rutledge Wood. “As an avid eBay shopper, I love that I’m able to easily get the coolest new parts, rare accessories and unique vehicles, and I look forward to hitting the road with eBay Motors and sharing my tips on using parts to restore a classic car.”

During the “On the Road with eBay Motors” tour, Rut and his team will be at four pop-up garages across the U.S. with the final unveiling of the Ford Mustang Fastback in Las Vegas at the 2017 annual SEMA Show. Fans can also join the journey and follow the Mustang’s progress virtually on the eBay Motors blog, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, Facebook Live check-ins, and real-time updates from Wood on social media.

“’On the Road with eBay Motors’ was inspired by our passionate eBay Motors community, using our new shopping experience to easily source and buy unique parts to fix, upgrade or creatively modify a vehicle,” said Suzy Deering, Chief Marketing Officer of eBay North America. “With three auto parts and accessories sold every second, eBay has the parts to outfit every ride – whether for a novice who’s never changed a spark plug or an expert building a dream machine.”

The restoration plan for the 1967 Mustang Fastback is to build a resto-mod, combining the heritage and history of a muscle car with the automotive advancements of today. Along the journey, the car will get a big brake kit, modern suspension, amplified exhaust and of course, a dynamic engine.

In addition to seeing the Mustang transformation live, an ‘eBay Motors Garage’ exhibit will bring the marketplace to life at each pit stop with car part displays, as well as an opportunity to shop on-site using the latest eBay Motors browsing tools and filters. Further, in partnership with Ford Restoration Parts, a Ford Program that comprises of over 75 licensee partners who manufacture and distribute vintage Ford auto parts, eBay’s Mustang Fastback will be featured within Ford exhibits at Woodward Dream Cruise (in Mustang Alley) and SEMA.

The tour will visit the following city stops throughout the summer, and reveal the final car at SEMA:

  • Carlisle Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA – June 2-4
  • 20th Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH – July 7-9
  • Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, MI – August 18-19
  • Goodguys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, CA – August 25-27
  • SEMA in Las Vegas, NV – October 31- November 3

eBay continues to innovate the automotive shopping journey for everyday drivers and car lovers alike. The newly redesigned eBay Motors homepage combines personalized shopping and expert guidance with a seamless search and browsing experience, offering a massive selection of cars, trucks and auto parts. As the marketplace for all things automotive, this month the brand introduces tire installation services in Germany, with arrival to the U.S. later this summer, providing a convenient end-to-end shopping experience. From general maintenance and small upgrades to a full restoration of a beloved classic car, eBay Motors offers buyers great deals, fast delivery and any part one will ever need.

Learn more about “On the Road with eBay Motors” Mustang restoration at www.ebay.com/motors/blog. See the infographic below for more:

About eBay Motors

eBay Motors (www.ebay.com/motors), a part of eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY), one of the world’s largest marketplaces for buying and selling all things automotive. The site offers everyday cars for everyday drivers, as well as collector cars, motorcycles, auto parts and accessories.

1Data sourced from IHS Markit with additional consumer data found in eBay Motors ‘America’s Aging Car Force’ survey, conducted in February 2016, with responses from more than 1,000 U.S. vehicle owners.

Contacts:
Kari Ramirez
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Source:  eBay

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eBay partners with WeGoLook to provide eBay Motors vehicle shoppers with on-site inspections for any vehicle

Now eBay sellers can improve buyer confidence in vehicle transactions with WeGoLook’s on-site inspections.

San Jose, California, 2016-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — With shoppers’ trust at the forefront, eBay has continued to focus on improving the selling and buying experience. Underlining this effort, the company has partnered with WeGoLook to provide eBay Motors vehicle shoppers with on-site inspections for any vehicle, motorcycle, RV, powersport or boat in the U.S., at a discounted rate as low as $69 per inspection.

Through this partnership, eBay Motors vehicle sellers can improve buyer confidence in vehicle transactions by providing on-site inspections conducted by a third party. Shoppers can also use WeGoLook’s services to ensure online vehicle postings are verified, putting their minds at ease prior to making a purchase. This service is especially beneficial for shoppers purchasing vehicles outside state lines, which is more than half of all of cars and trucks sold on eBay Motors in the U.S.[1]

“When shopping for vehicles online, consumers want the same convenience and services they have become accustomed to receiving when buying clothing or electronics,” said Jay Hanson, eBay’s Vice President of North America Merchandising, Hard Goods. “With WeGoLook, we’re providing customers with an additional peace-of-mind when they buy on eBay.”

How WeGoLook works:

  • Through direct integration of WeGoLook on eBay Motors’ vehicle listings, buyers seamlessly select the ‘Order inspection from WeGoLook’ option
  • WeGoLook dispatches a local, background-checked, certified Agent (“Looker”) to verify the seller’s claims
  • WeGoLook collects dynamic data through photos and videos of the vehicle within three business days of dispatch

For eBay shoppers, WeGoLook auto reports start at $69 and include current photos, VIN and make/model verification, and an odometer reading. Buyers can also purchase additional information (ranging from $159 – $199) about the vehicle including: video demos and tours, photos, diagnostic and collision checks, test drives and more

This initiative, along with eBay’s Assurant Protection Plan and Vehicle Purchase Protection – which covers up to $50,000 for vehicle non-delivery, missing title or major undisclosed defects – enables increased buyer confidence and solidifies the company’s position as the most trusted online marketplace.

For more information on eBay Motors and WeGoLook, please visit www.wegolook.com/ebay

[1] As of Q3 2014 for eBay.com

SOURCE: eBay Inc.

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eBay Motors announced the results of its Future of Automotive Shopping Survey

Survey finds tech savvy vehicle owners are paving the future

San Jose, California, 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, eBay Motors announced the results of its Future of Automotive Shopping Survey. The findings show consumers – especially younger drivers aged 18-29 – expect technology be used to enhance the car buying experience and are more likely to adopt mobile and online tools to purchase cars, trucks and automotive parts and accessories (P&A).

“Mobile is increasingly changing the way consumers shop – whether it’s for a vehicle or parts and accessory,” said Sree Menon, General Manager of eBay Motors. “Today’s consumer – especially millennials – are embracing technology to enhance their own car shopping experiences. At eBay, we’re continuing to arm automotive dealers and P&A sellers with the tools needed to evolve their business. We are focused on how we can leverage technology to help sellers create a personalized experience that meets consumers’ ever-changing needs.”

Car Shoppers Want Virtual Test Drives and Digitally Dynamic Experiences

Today’s vehicle shopper is becoming increasingly dependent on technology – in fact, on eBay a car or truck is bought via mobile every 5 minutes. Research indicated that consumers are interested in using all available mobile and online resources to make the most informed decision when researching or buying a car.

  • Nearly 70 percent of consumers have searched for dealership information via their mobile device
  • 21 percent of 18-29 year olds are interested in trying augmented reality when shopping for a vehicle

Move Over Men: Women are Buying More Automotive Parts Online

With the rise in fitment capabilities, more and more consumers purchase P&A online. In fact, on eBay, three P&A are sold every one second.

When it comes to fixing, modifying or upgrading a vehicle, more women prefer to source their part or accessory online. As a whole, today’s shopper is more likely to perform the installation as opposed to paying a professional.

  • 41 percent of women have purchased auto parts (brakes, wheels/tires, interior/exterior components, etc.) online
  • Nearly half (47 percent) of consumers have purchased automotive parts online
    • 64 percent are DIYers (Do It Yourself) who installed the parts they bought online themselves
    • 22 percent are DIFMers (Do It For Me) who bring their parts to an auto shop or dealership
    • 14 percent are both DIYers/DIFMers
    • 23 percent of the consumers that have not purchased automotive parts and accessories online are likely to do so in the future
    • 53 percent of consumers living in the South (AL, KY, MS, TN, AS, LA, OK, TX) are more likely to purchase automotive parts and accessories online

eBay Motors is committed to being the leading vehicle, parts and accessories destination, where shoppers can discover and purchase virtually any vehicle they want or parts that they need to modify, repair, and personalize their rides.

The survey conducted in May 2015, collected responses from more than 1,000 U.S. vehicle owners – 50 percent male responses and 50 percent female responses – to determine consumer shopping habits in order to inform what the future of the automotive retail experience looks like.

About eBay Motors
eBay Motors (www.ebay.com/motors), a part of eBay, one of the world’s largest marketplaces for buying and selling all things automotive.  The site offers everyday cars for everyday drivers, as well as collector cars, motorcycles, auto parts and accessories.  eBay Motors is consistently ranked the No. 1 automotive site on the Web by Nielsen//NetRatings.

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SOURCE: eBay Inc.

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eBay Motors announced the results of its Future of Automotive Shopping Survey

eBay Motors announced the results of its Future of Automotive Shopping Survey