Many of us are do it yourselfers when it comes to working on our cars and the reason many of us do it is to save money on the cost of labor and high priced parts that repair chops charge. I know when I was a teenager my brother and I were working on our old muscle cars all the time. Those were the days when you could work on a car with a wrench and a screwdriver if you had to!
Now cars have gotten a little more complicated but finding discount auto parts is easier than ever thanks to the internet. There are so many sources from which to find parts that it doesn't matter what type of vehicle you have you will probably be able to find the parts you need at a good price. From online parts houses to eBay the internet has definitely made parts shopping a lot easier and a lot cheaper.
You will find millions of parts for any make and model online. It may take a little searching if you truly have something rare but in most cases you can simply put in the type of car and the part you are looking for in a search box and get multiple pages of results from your favorite search engine. You will be able to find anything from tail light covers to entire engines and everything in between and all at prices far below that of your local auto parts store.
With the internet finding replacement parts and aftermarket items for almost any vehicle has been made easy. Just for curiosity I typed in GTX Pistol Grip shifter which is what came on one of my favorite Chrysler muscle cars and there were numerous choices. So you can see that it really doesn't matter how rare the part you will probably be able to find it online. Just remember that the rarer the part the more you can expect to pay, you will find great bargains on normal cars but the price for parts on rare cars will be determined by the market.
In most cases even the recyclers online will offer guarantees and warranties so you don't have to be afraid to order online. Just be sure they have a good reputation for quality service and product delivery by checking them out with the BBB both online and off and you will be assured of a good experience.