Classic cars can be a good investment, bringing benefits such as road tax exemption and appreciating value. However, they can also come with financial pitfalls, which owners need to be aware of. With the rising cost of living, some classic car owners might soon find their passion unfordable if not kept in check. This article will provide some tips to help you continue owning a classic car on a budget. Do your research before buying a car as an investment If you’re looking to purchase a classic car as an investment, with a view to selling it on for a
A classic car is a beautiful thing. There's something special about driving around in a vehicle that's been lovingly restored to its former glory. If you're thinking of restoring a classic car for the first time, this guide will tell you everything you need to know. We'll talk about the different stages of restoration and how to choose the right company to do the work for you. We'll also give you some tips on staying on budget and making sure the job is completed on time. So read on, and get ready to restore your very own classic car!
Driving has become so expensive. With the ever-increasing fuel prices and the introduction of e10 fuel, which seems to disappear like you have a leak, not to mention the damage it can do to classic cars filling up your tank, has become be a nightmare. There are a group of people practising something called hypermiling to get the most from their tank. We explore the trend here. What is Hypermiling? Hypermiling is a trend that sees drivers implementing techniques that can maximise their fuel efficiency beyond even the manufacturer's expectations. Basically, Hypermilers aim to beat the mpg quoted by manufacturers
Owning a classic car is an experience unlike any other. It introduces you to the vibrant history of the motoring world. Not only are you driving the vehicle that your dreams were made of, but you're also sharing that passion with a beautiful community of like-minded souls. Whether you are new to classic car ownership or long entrenched in the lifestyle tracing your classic car's history can be an adventure. Taking the time to unearth the tale behind your beloved vehicle isn't just fun for you but offers background to a potential buyer should you choose to sell. Here we
It might seem like a crazy idea to travel to another country to buy a car when loads of cars are available far closer to home. But the fact is, sometimes, the car we want requires a trip abroad. This means we need to import a classic car, the thought of which may seem daunting. Don't panic though, we are here to help guide you through the process. Sometimes, especially with classics, the exact Spanish model we want is most easily found in Spain! If you're thinking of jet setting for your newest vehicle – just know you're not alone!
Cleaning a vehicle is one of the most tedious parts of car ownership. But it is an integral part of maintaining it and keeping it at its best. How often should you clean your vintage vehicle? How do you maintain it? How can you make sure that the outside looks as good as the day you bought it? Well, we have some answers for you! In this blog post, we will cover all aspects of detailing your classic car so that it stays in pristine condition and always looks like new. Can You Go Through a Car Wash in a
Now that the sun is shining and lockdowns are beginning to ease, classic car owners are looking forward to attending real-world car meets and classic car shows, as well as driving their beloved. In this post, we take a look at how to get your classic car ready for spring after being stored for winter. Check the Fluids This includes oil and brake fluid. It's best to do this before you start driving your car around again so that it doesn't overheat or run out of brakes while you're driving! If there is any rust in these areas, then use
It's fair to say, that for many classic car owners, 2020 has been a disappointing year, the global pandemic put an end to the height of the car show season as social distancing measures meant the community of enthusiasts never got to hot the road and show their cars, look at others motors or simply mingle with like-minded people. Summer is the season for classics, bringing the optimum weather conditions for these vintage beauties to shine. Summer road trips and the usual gatherings and meet-ups see these beauties getting far more use over the summer months, which means for them
Sometimes people assume that once their vehicle has passed the 40 year age mark, then it’s no longer a legal requirement to have an annual MoT. While this is correct, it does not happen automatically. You must first prove that your vehicle is exempt by registering your classic car as a Vehicle of Historic Interest.