Whether it boasts a unique design or just simply fast from a specific period, there are many characteristics that makes a car a classic.
Everyone has their own definition and ideas about what makes a car 'classic' but the general assumption is that it is almost always ones from the early 1950's and there after.
Future modern classics
Besides the cars of yesteryear, there are a number of fairly recent models that also throw their name in the hat and can be regarded as classics of the modern era.
Basically any car still in pristine factory condition could be a glorified classic. Yes, that includes your faithful Nissan Sentra or perhaps a Toyota Corolla handed down from generation to generation.
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The likes of the Ferrari Enzo, McLaren F1 GTR and even something as peculiar as the Chrysler Prowler are newer representations of what classic cars can be defined as.
Most cars are built and engineered the same but there are a few that break away from the norm in a different way, one that you know will be in-demand in the future.
Vehicle production is a never-ending industry and there will always be a later model launched almost every five years. It is for this reason that many people keep what they have and pay meticulous attention to keeping it in proper condition.
A model like the latest Swift Sport changed the performance landscape for Suzuki as it was the very first variant to make use of forced induction. Owning something that was a ground-breaker in a brand's history is definitely something special.
All muscle's are classics
Whether you like American muscle cars or not, they are the ones that go straight into classic car folklore just for the sheer attraction that comes with owning one - not to mention the sweet roar of a V8 engine.
There is a fine line between a collector's item and that of a classic car. Both are examples of cars you'll probably never see again but classics is something enthusiasts can appreciate no matter the make or model.