To categorise a car as vintage is a matter of opinion depending on the vehicle’s age. You would expect this to be a rolling period of time; as the classic car ages it would then fall into the vintage classification; although a definitive answer would be “any vehicle manufactured between 1919 and 1930 is classified as a vintage car” according to major car clubs.


In the UK the largest manufacturers of the vintage car era were Morris, Austin and Singer, many of which are still in evidence today (just take a wander around any vintage car show). The cars of this time are indeed an iconic piece of motoring history, not only for their engineering prowess but also for the innovative designs, the saying “they don’t make them like they use to” couldn’t be truer when it comes to vintage cars.


As an investment, the vintage car is on the rise and has seen value’s increase over the last 3 years by 25%. It is important therefore to make sure you have adequate insurance cover including an agreed value that is consistent with current values. You will also need to ensure that security (subject to the insurer’s terms and conditions) is operational; they may require smoke alarms and a fire extinguisher as part of their conditions. Also it would be advisable to obtain an independent valuation of the vehicle usually carried out by a vintage car club or indeed a specialist garage.

The vintage car encapsulates the essence of British motoring at what was a transitional time like no other in automotive history. As an owner of such an example it would surely be a privilege and indeed a responsibility to keep these pieces of the past alive for all of us to enjoy today and tomorrow.


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