Posted on 07/29/22

It Can Be Classic Or It Can Be Trashed What Makes A Classic Car Special

It Can Be Classic Or It Can Be Trashed What Makes A Classic Car Special

Classic cars will be seen with admiration on America's highways as summer draws near. Now is the perfect time to explore your options for buying and restoring vintage cars. It is a passion for many people and can be an enjoyable hobby. Move Car has some tips to help you decide if your vehicle is a true classic, or should you just throw it out.

What makes a classic car?

The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA), has a scientific definition of a classic car. The CCCA was founded in 1952 and follows strict guidelines for admitting classic cars to its club. They won't accept a hand-me-down car from your mother. They will only accept rare or exceptional motor cars that were built between 1925 and 1948. These are all very special cars, distinguished by their respective fine designs, high engineering standards, and superior workmanship. You can access a complete list of vintage vehicles that meet CCCA standards on their website.

This should not be the only basis. Although the CCCA has a strong history of preservation of classic cars, they shouldn't have the final word on what makes a car a "vintage vehicle." What about vehicles made after 1948? There are many other opinions that need to be considered.

What does the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), have to say about this matter? The AACA museum has a collection of automobiles that dates back to 1895. It celebrates its role in collecting and making available a record of the automobile phenomenon. Their focus is on education and preservation of America's legacy, the automobile.

It would appear that a classic car can be what you define it to mean. You can choose to go out and search for an old Pontiac muscle car, or to restore grandma’s old Buick. Your time and financial resources will determine what you can handle. Do not accept someone else's advice when you take on restoration.

Do your research on the car and understand the price. Then decide if it is worth the effort, time, and money. It might be rewarding, judging by the prize money won at classic car competitions.