Author: Jason / Date: August 9, 2022 / Tags: Classic Car Club of America
(RareCarMarket.com) – When you ask a group of people what a classic car is, you’re likely to get several different answers. Here’s what some people think makes a car a classic.
The video proves just about everyone describes a classic car from their personal experiences. However, there are several official definitions, and they just might surprise you.
First of all, the definitions vary depending on who you ask. If you ask your insurance company, they’re likely to tell you a classic car is over a decade old and is somewhat a rarity or historic. Hagerty Insurance, for instance, defines classics as being from 1979 or older, while State Farm Insurance classifies vehicles between 10-24 years old as classics. Individual insurance companies have different definitions, depending on which one you go through.
The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) has its own criteria, generally defining classics as being built between 1925 and 1948 and having distinctive characteristics. Most cars the club considers classics were built in limited quantities and not mass-produced. You can find a comprehensive explanation of the club’s considerations here.
Clearly, there are different definitions of what makes a classic car classic, and often, the purposes drive the definitions: reverie, insurance, showcasing, or official bragging rights each have their place.
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