When it comes to owning a classic car, how many buyers ever consider the spares situation? Newcomers to the movement are often blind to keeping a classic going, when surely it’s one of the most important things to consider.
For all the time a classic (whatever the age) is running well, the last thing on the owner’s mind is having it serviced or repaired. But when that car starts playing up, how easily can it be repaired? And, even more importantly, are spare parts available?
Owning an older car should be fun, and it shouldn’t be about spending countless hours tracking down replacement parts while the car is sitting outside in an undriveable condition.
That’s when the joys of classic ownership evaporate and, in some cases, never return. If you’re not capable of looking after your classic it’s important to have a garage/specialist who can. And they need a reliable source of replacement parts when needed. So if you’re thinking about buying your first classic this summer, think about the technical support.
‘Newcomers are often blind to keeping a classic going’