There is no universally accepted standard as to what makes a car a classic. As of 2014, many states' vehicle registries consider an antique car one that was built after 1922 and is at least 20 years old. The Classic Car Club of America has a strict list of acceptable cars that were produced between 1925 and 1948.Know More
As of 2014, the CCCA considers classic cars to be those between a 1925 and 1948 model year that were originally high-value cars with limited production. It requires that cars have high-quality workmanship and advanced technology for the year of manufacture. The CCCA website provides a list of American and foreign cars that it accepts as classics. The Antique Automobile Club of America has much-looser guidelines and allows any car over 25 years old to be shown in meets.
Classic car insurance is offered by some insurance companies, including Hagerty and Safeco. This sort of insurance requires that the car be garaged and does not cover a car used routinely or for commuting, but insures the car at special events and for occasional pleasure drives. Each insurance company has its own policy as to what cars qualify for classic car insurance. Different states have different policies for what qualifies as a classic or antique car. Car owners may contact their local registry of motor vehicles to learn which cars are eligible.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
Naming a car is a matter of personal preference, and the name chosen could be a personal favorite, a reference to a loved one, a nod to the car's appearance or linked to the way it handles. Whatever name is chosen, it should be something that is personal but does not cause embarrassment if mentioned in public.Full Answer >
If a car is described as "five-speed," that means it has a manual transmission with five forward gears. Most cars have five gears, which is why the term has come to represent manual transmissions, but there are high-performance vehicles with six gears on the market.Full Answer >
It is entirely possible to tow a vehicle with an automatic transmission, but there are some restrictions to be aware of. Thankfully, there are a variety of different ways around these problems, simply depending on the nature of the vehicle itself.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the most expensive car sold at an auction was a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold for $34.65 million. The same model was sold in a private sale for $52 million. The most expensive car produced in 2014 is the Lamborghini Veneno, which costs $4 million.Full Answer >