Buying a car antique is a great way to get a nostalgic kick out of the era it was produced in. They are still made today and are often displayed in museums across the country. However, it is important to know which one to choose and which ones to pass over. There are several classifications and it is important to know which one your car falls under.
The definition of antiques, vintages and classics is different for each state and organization. Some states may use terms such as “historical vehicle” or “vehicle made between 1922 and 1965” to refer to older cars. Others may use the word “antique” as a more general term to refer to all cars older than 45 years.
Not all of these classifications are as comprehensive as they may appear. The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) is a good place to start for a more comprehensive description of antiques.
The AACA defines an antique as a vehicle made before 1980 and which is still in working order. A vintage vehicle is one made between 1919 and 1930, which has been restored to its original glory. These cars are worth a hefty sum.
The best way to get an accurate quote on classic car insurance is to get an appraisal. An appraiser will charge a fee for their services. The appraisal will be used to determine coverage requirements, and also to determine the value of your antique car.