Me and my friend @carsfromnaija was driving towards VGC some Saturdays ago and spotted a big Bentley Arnage (an old version Bentley), we had to go check it out and the owner was like he intends to sell it for N30m cos itsa classic, another picture of a 1965 Benz was sent to me by @feyifab and she was like "its for sale for N28m, why are these old cars expensive?
Anyway, I have a list of not too old cars here, there are some old skool cars that have gone extinct, so do you think these ones will make it to the Classic list in like 20 years?
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As the classic car movement grows the question remains, what makes a classic car? While Veteran and Vintage cars are defined by specific years it is difficult to know when cars started to be called "classic" and are they defined by specific years?
The generally accepted rule is that a Veteran car was manufactured before 1905, Edwardian up to and including December 1918 while a Vintage car was made between 1919 and 1930, although the term is often used to describe any car made before World War Two.
The first UK magazine devoted to classic cars was Classic Cars launched in 1973 followed by Practical Classics in 1980 and Classic and Sports Car in 1983 so could 1973 be a starting point?
Anyway, look at the cars listed above, do you think they will be labelled a classic in 20 years or will wipe out like the likes of the Opel Omega and the first generation Range Rover which is now a towing vehicle in most parts of Lagos? Kindly drop your comments.
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