eBay Motors launches its first “New York Auto Parts Show” to meet the demands of a tight market

While the floor of the New York Auto Show is filled with new models and concept cars, these vehicles are often inaccessible to most people – let alone in everyday cars. So, in a timely twist, eBay Motors showcases the clever ways enthusiasts use parts and accessories to build and maintain their dream cars. Re-Concept Cars Exhibition Celebrates Innovative Ideas and Designs from Top Automakers and DIY Customizers, Including the Actress Sydney Sweeney.

“Since buying my Ford Bronco last February, I’ve done everything from rebuilding the transmission to brushing the cables for rust,” said Sydney Sweeney. “It’s really important to me to preserve the integrity of the original Ford build, so when I need a rare part – like a unique transmission adapter that’s almost impossible to find – eBay Motors is always my first stop.”

In recent years, the average age and average mileage of cars has increased dramatically as new cars are harder to find and consumers choose to extend the life of their current vehicles. And since last summer, sales of “project cars” on eBay Motors have increased by 158% – with more people taking on genuine repairers.

“Supply chain challenges affect everyone – professional mechanics, DIYers, daily commuters – and that leads to some truly innovative solutions,” said Ron Jaiven, General Manager of Parts and Accessories, eBay Motors. “eBay Motors has long been the place for enthusiasts to discover the hard-to-find parts and accessories needed to build, repair or service virtually any car. The New York Auto Parts Show highlights just what’s possible when it’s about giving an existing car new life.”

New York eBay Auto Parts Show

Held at the iconic Classic Car Club of manhattan, the show is both educational and inspiring. Attendees can explore each of the “Re-Concept Cars” in detail, chat with the builders themselves, and learn more about how the right part can be a game-changer when it comes to starting – or finishing – a project. Those not in New York can access behind-the-scenes content and DIY tips at @eBayMotors and to ebay.com/autopartsshow.

The Builders

  • The new throwback | Sydney Sweeney (Ford Bronco 1969) – Sweeney surprised everyone after a TikTok video of her working on her beloved vintage Bronco went viral earlier this year. She partnered with eBay Motors to complete her rebuild and display her at the New York Auto Parts Show.
  • The family muscle car | Freddy “Tavarish” Hernandez (Chrysler Pacifica) – Hernandez works with eBay Motors to drop a Hellcat engine in a Chrysler Pacifica (minivan) – an insane upgrade that will get the DIY car community talking.

“I have never bought a new car in my life and I have no intention of starting now,” said Freddy Hernandez. “eBay Motors is my go-to when I need to find a part to keep one of my many projects running like new, even those over 30 years old.”

  • The mod-monster | Grind Hard Plumbing Co. (90s Ford Ranger) – Grind Hard Plumbing Co has taken a classic 90’s Ford Ranger and transformed it into a truly unique 6-wheeler bringing to life the creativity and “wow factor” of a “Re-Concept Car” with a new engine , wheels and accessories.

“We build things that have never been built before almost every day, and that requires a wide variety of parts, some of which are very rare and hard to find,” said Edwin Oldingco-owner of Grind Hard Plumbing Co. “That’s why we get our parts from eBay Motors. They have the largest inventory of new and used parts and we can always find what we need.”

  • The rEVamp | Emelia Hartford (Prius 2000) – A builder but also an aspiring actress, Emelia drove this Prius daily for years. When she started using her Prius to transport car parts, she was inspired to increase the power and reincarnate it with a new turbocharged Honda engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.

“I rammed my 2007 Prius into the ground and was thrilled when I found out I could work with eBay Motors to make it work,” said Emelia Hartford. “There’s almost nothing that compares to the thrill of unboxing the perfect part for your vehicle project, installing it, and starting the engine.”

Event details

The New York Auto Parts Show is open to the public from 11am5 p.m., Thursday April 14at the Classic Car Club of manhattan on Pier 76. Attendees can examine the four Re-Concept cars, explore the parts and accessories used to transform the vehicles and even talk to some of the builders. You’ll also find a pair of custom motorcycles from artist J Shia, a Tesla V8 and a custom motorhome from Rich Rebuilds as well as the legend Nascar At Smokey Yunick’s famous Plymouth Hot Vapor car, restored and exhibited by Danny Soliz from Hill Country Performance.

eBay Motors in numbers

  • Engine parts and accessories generate more $10 billion in annual GMV
  • One in three eBay buyers purchase parts and accessories.
  • In Q4 2021, the following P&A categories saw particularly notable increases in GMV:
    • Cruise Control Components +48%
    • Transmission Rebuild Kits +26%
    • Brake component kits +19%
    • Oil filters +17%
    • Wheels and tires +6%

About eBay

eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) is a global commerce leader that connects people and builds communities to create economic opportunity for all. Our technology empowers millions of buyers and sellers in over 190 markets around the world, giving everyone the opportunity to grow and prosper. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2021, eBay enabled more than $87 billion of the gross volume of goods. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

SOURCE eBay Inc.

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