For the love of classics
I was rather dismayed by the tone of your headline on the front page of CCW, (8 February) – Do Not Buy A Classic Until You Read This! – which refers to ‘savvy classic buyers’ profits over the next 12 months’.
The reason I own classic cars is for the love of old classics, not the possibility of making a profit (or breaking even).
Those in it to make money might just as well buy shares. I will continue to tootle along in my 1947 Austin 8 and happily pay good money to keep it on the road for as long as possible. David Higgins, Onchan, Isle of Man Classics should never be viewed solely as investments. We recognise that there’s a clear appetite for the latest market information, but our hobby should be shaped first and foremost by people who love old cars and actively enjoy keeping our heritage alive – Ed.