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Classic Car Worldwide Sites
Since 2000, ClassicCar.com has been providing a wealth of information about classic, muscle, vintage and antique cars the world over to USA fans and collectors. It has been an excellent one-stop shop for news and articles, and the long-running Classic Car forums are just the place to talk to other enthusiasts, source hard-to-find parts and restoration info, or simply show off your own car.
ClassicCar.com is now also the place to find a classic car to buy, with a Classifieds section added this year, with more than 10,000 cars to browse.
Whether it's a Studebaker, Hudson Hornet, Chevrolet 210, Ford Thunderbird or more, there's something for you at ClassicCar.comVisit USA Website
ClassicCar.co.uk went live in early 2012, and is looking to repeat the success and breadth of our US site, though with a European twist. The popular US classic, muscle and antique cars are still there, but the main focus shifts to marques such as MG, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Triumph and more.
Whether it's news, articles, or browsing to buy, there's something for lovers of old cars at ClassicCar.co.ukVisit UK Website
Why Classic Cars?
Models change, and marques disappear, but the love of classic cars is a passion or hobby that continues to cross generational bounds. Whether it's due to nostalgia, a love of design, investment interest, or simply that people like owning a car that they can actually work on, interest in old cars has possibly never been stronger.
Also, there's something of a treasure hunt aspect to owning a classic car. Finding increasingly ever hard-to-find parts, or a mechanic or restorer who has 'the knowledge' to have your car taken back to the way it was back when it rolled off the line.
1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe
1955 red Ford Thunderbird
Quentin Willson, one of the original hosts of the hugely popular TV show 'Top Gear', likes the way the classic car world has changed. He writes:
"Gone are the opportunistic speculators of the last boom, replaced by evangelical enthusiasts who remember chassis and parts numbers like you and I remember holidays. The game is no longer dominated by the pursuit of profit but instead there’s a splendid obsession with accuracy, detail and originality – a sort of academic automotive archaeology."
"Most enthusiasts understand that they’re only temporary custodians of their cars and feel charged with a moral duty to restore their metal back to perfect factory spec. Look at the prices that original parts are currently making and you’ll see that historical accuracy has become a theology."