To us at StillMotoring.com ANY car built between 1950 and 2010 has the potential to be considered a classic.
Okay, I know the statement above is a pretty broad brush but only if you view my statement in the short term. A twelve year old car is fairly old by today’s standards and has already become a part of history. I guess if you follow the rule that to be a classic it had to be some kind of icon then yes not every car can be considered a classic. However, if you also think that an Austin Seven built from 1923 to 1939 is a classic then you’re probably thinking its age gives it that kind of relevance.
Of course that would be true as would the fact it will be a rarity on our roads today. Hence it’s valued for its rarity rather than for being a major milestone in the annals of motoring.
At StillMotoring.com we’re looking at vehicles likely to be future classics and as such generate significant purchase prices as have many fast and not so fast Fords. For example a Ford Capri 3.0 GXL MK1 can sell for as much as £36K! I for one didn’t appreciate that back in 1975 when I bought one for £1,200! However, what this experience does reveal is that what you consider as a regular even ordinary motor today may well prove to be a highly expensive classic over the next thirty or forty years.
It might even happen sooner with the advent of the Electric Vehicle (EV) and the intended demise of fossil fuel vehicles. However, I admit to be a sceptic over EV’s believing they are not the answer govt. and manufacturers claim them to be. In another ten or twenty years I’m fairly certain hydrogen vehicles will finally take over. What’s holding them back apart from science is I suspect to do with how energy companies make a profit selling hydrogen or hydrogen fuel cell. I accept the science is still problematic, but as with everything it seems it is not impossible.
Back to fossil fuel classic cars. Today we have a very efficient range of such vehicles producing more power than was possible forty or fifty years ago. Technology has advanced enough to offer most ordinary cars manufactured in the 2020s to be fairly spritely by comparison to their ancestors. Top speeds are academic these days because of legal limits but the 0-60mph time remains a measure of a cars ability to out accelerate rivals. For that reason motor manufacturers continue to build fast versions of their more mundane vehicles Ford with their ST and RS models or Skoda with their VRS versions all offer rapid forms of transport that would have been considered as race machines back in the seventies.
If you have what you consider a modern class email us with your reasons and images of your motor.