What is an antique car?
The allure of the antique vehicle is not merely embodied in exquisite engineering and craftsmanship, but also in the heritage it possesses. The historic vehicle serves as an invaluable heirloom, a memoir of days long past. It is this timeless transcendence that is still celebrated by classic car enthusiasts and collectors today.
The term “classic car” was first promulgated in 1973 with the publication of a UK magazine titled “Celebrity Classic Cars”. The term was quickly adopted around the globe in reference to older automobiles, particularly those that embodied historical value. While a car’s age is pivotal to its identification as ‘classic’, good preservation and maintenance are also key factors.
Internationally, automobiles that fall within a broad vintage category are typically dated at least 40 years ago, while European classifications are based upon war periods. Pre-war vehicles are classified as vintage, while post-war vehicles