What Makes it a Classic
What Makes it a Classic?
A classic car is really a generic term that can cover many genres of cars worthy of being considered "collectable". There are many that would use the term "classic" for a 1924 Packard and a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 in the same breath. Here's our take on a vehicle's proper classification according to the era of its conception.
Antique Cars 1880 Through 1916
The Antique car classification is used for cars built from the beginning of automotive development through 1916. They were first called "horseless carriages", and could have been powered by a gasoline combustion, steam or electric engine.
Vintage Automobiles 1916 Through 1924
Vintage Automobiles generally encompass cars that were manufactured between 1916 and 1924. These cars were the product of experimentation and innovation that brought major advancements in comfort, safety and durability for the car buying public.
Classic Cars 1925 Through Today
The debate over the proper definition of a "Classic Car" will not end here. In fact, we won't even try to voice our opinion on the matter - but you'll read about others who do.