The “Experts” on Classic Cars
A car that is 50 years old or older is officially an “antique,” and most clubs and organizations make the distinction between classic, antique and vintage automobiles.
The Classic Car Club of America is considered by many to have the “definitive” definition of a classic.
Is a 20 year old car a classic?
For example, the Classic Car Club of America defines a classic as a “fine” or “distinctive” automobile built between 1915 and 1948. For insurance and registration purposes, the age of a classic car, in most cases, is at least 20 years old but not more than 40 years old.
How old does a car have to be to be a classic?
25 years old
What’s the difference between classic and antique plates?
Usually, the classic car moniker applies to vehicles over 20 years old. Antique cars are over 45 years old, and vintage cars are built between 1919 and 1930. Modified cars and replicas aren’t considered to be part of either category. Insurance companies set their own guidelines on what they define as a classic car.
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