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What qualifies as a classic car?

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 5 January 2019.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I think we'll all be different here so what do you count as a classic car?

    For me its a pre 1970 with running boards and nice curves.

    The 911 or Beetle perhaps?

    Old muscle cars leave me cold though.
     
  2. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    Tax man says (for purposes of UK road tax) anything pre '73 is a classic car.
    Insurance, not all but in general, says over 20 years old.
    Mine becomes a classic later this year :woot:
     
  3. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    My Audi V8 turns 20 later this year. I don’t think they look their age these days. My old Firenza was a 1972 model.
     
  4. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    My last car in the pic had club registration as it was over 30 years old and IMO going to be a future classic.
     
  5. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Age I think is only part of it.

    For me.. A classic is something that would stand out. Or that was rare from Production.
     
  6. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    You'd expect a classic to appreciate in value.

    People also refer to a modern classic but I'm not sure you can have a modern classic. A future classic perhaps?
     
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  7. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    Modern classics exist through certain car insurers, my MG ZS is on such a policy and costs around £120 a year with all mods plus I get MGCC discount. One day my zed may be seen in the same light as mk4/5 Cortinas! Those prices are silly!
     
  8. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I think it will. I still have a lot of love for the mg Rover brand.

    There are still some great examples around so would probably make a good investment.
     
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