The world of cars is great and multifaceted. Many years have passed since the creation of the first car, but classic collectors are in no hurry to change their tastes and prefer elegant old cars to any modern SUVs and racing cars.
Retro cars are a real pride for car owners. They cost a lot of money and require painstaking maintenance, but all the effort thrown into maintaining an old-fashioned car pays off, because if a polished Lincoln leaves the streets of a big city, then all eyes will be on it.
American classic cars are no less diverse, especially since it was in the States that the first cars appeared. And world-famous businessman and inventor Henry Ford was the first to put cars on an assembly line, mass production.
What is an American classic car?
In expert circles, there are tireless discussions about what really can be considered a classic in the world of the automotive industry. In the United States of America this questionthe most relevant: in the United States there are dozens of associations of car lovers, collectors of rare books and just amateurs, as well as expert representatives in this field.
Most states adhere to the "minimalist concept" of a classic car, which states that a car produced more than twenty years ago from today (for conclusion) time is considered a classic, but at the same time, any junk cannot be judged as suitable for the parameters definitions, because cars are considered truly classic, the external and “internal” appearance of which corresponds to the factory one. To be classified as an American Classic, a car must pass a test to ensure that all factory specifications are retained, or at least sufficiently restored.
Does the price matter?
A common description of what a real classic car should be is given by a variety of agencies distributed throughout the United States. One of the most authoritative and largest associations dealing with this issue is the Classic Car Club of America. It gives a rather narrow set of characteristics that a car bearing the proud title of "American Classic" should have. Feedback on the work of this organization is also ambiguous, like itself. The Classic Car Club of America proposes a definition of a classic car based on the following criteria.
First, a classic car mustbelong to the highest price level, that is, a classic car, according to the organization, is nothing more than an elite product. However, we do know that Fords that were produced centuries ago were relatively affordable, and most experts today admit that a large number of this brand's cars are what we call "American classics."
Auto, secondly, according to the definition of the CCCA, must be released under the heading limited edition in the time period of the twentieth century, which is only 23 years. On top of that, there are a whole host of design details that an American classic car must match. Very few cars fit this narrow set of criteria, but a clear example on the CCCA scale is Delahaye 180.
Several cars, although not recognized by individual agencies, but recognized by popular opinion, are recognizable in any country in the world. They transit around the globe and become a fashionable vehicle or just another toy in the collector's fleet. American classic cars, photos of which can be seen below: Dodge Coronet of the fifties. Another "dinosaur" of American classics is the Ford Mustang of the 60s, as well as the legendary Chevrolet El Camino of 1977.
From Russia with love
American classic cars in Russia are not uncommon at all. While some look at the classic cars of their dreams on Internet blogs,others are getting them!
Reviews of the owners of such cars can be heard different, but in most cases positive. There are practically no complaints about these units, probably because they are all of excellent quality! Of course, they need to be repaired, changed lubricants, filters, oil, like any other. But the fact that such cars do not go unnoticed is a fact!