When many people thing of an antique car, they think old. Probably too old, in fact. Some might think of a car that was built in the 1800's, while others would consider anything over fifty years to be antique. Well, while the latter might not be too far from the truth, a historical car might just be considered newer than you think. With historical cars in particular, in California the vehicle only has to be 25 years in age, to be considered a historical car. Although, it tends to require a registration in order to be thought of as such. As for an antique car, they do require a seasoned age of 50 or more years. Classics are considered to be a grey area, considering they could be as old as the 1930's, all the way to only a decade or so ago. It really just depends.
Many people still consider the antique car to be more likable than even the newest of releases. There are collectors which revolve their whole personal life around classical cars, or those who simply see it as a hobby and have only one antique car of interest. In any case, many prefer these older antique car models, due to not only their appearance, but also their dependability rate. When people say that things are not built how they used to be, they're right. Older models of automobiles tend to be made with sturdier, albeit heavier, materials. These metals tend to be able to withstand the test of time, making an antique car quite the commodity.
There are antique car dealerships, and even antique car shows, which host auctions for them. People from all over the world will attend these auctions, in hopes of getting their hands on that exclusive, or even rare, antique car model. These specialized antique car types are not generally bought in order to be driven. Many antique car collectors tend to just take care of them, bringing them out only once in awhile for their town or city car shows. There are antique car dealerships, as mentioned before. These tend to have some excellent choices, which are held on a lot, but may or may not have that exclusive feeling to them, as a car auction might give. These antique car lots are also hard to find anywhere but in major cities, due to the high value that these antique car models tend to have.
There is even a type of antique car that is readily available to purchase for those average Joe types, who simply want something unique and vintage to putt around in. The VW Bug is a good example of a lower priced, antique car type that is commonly found for sale in most any town. They can range from terrible shape, to top notch, which generally affects their overall pricing. Many bugs tend to go for anywhere under 10,000. Very rarely do they exceed this amount, let alone over 5 or 6 grand, even in the best of conditions. As far as an antique car goes, they have been describes as being reliable and exceptional on gas. They are also easy to modify and make even more individualistic, which is not very common for an antique car.