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October 2006


Could someone please tell me how old a car has to be to be defined as classic? Read more


We'll never define 'classic', so maybe the answer is 'Don't try'.

The nearest we're going to get is to say 'classic = I want one'.

You might crave a 1950 Jowett Javelin or a 1975 NSU Ro80 - both beautiful to look at but notoriously unreliable: I might prefer a 1950 Austin A40 or Standard Vanguard, or a 1975 VW Golf - none of these unattractive and all of which gave far more satisfaction to their owners in their day, and would continue to do so now if restored or kept in good condition.

So it's a purely personal thing, and long may it remain so.