Q. I want to buy a classic car, but my other half isn't very enthusiastic at all, to say the least! How do I convince her/him?
A. You are not alone believe us! In our experience, your other half, like the 'non converted', probably look at the practicalities, rather than the following benefits of owning a classic car. Try pointing out the following:
1) The purchase of a classic car is probably, in today's climate, one of the best investments you can make.
2) The purchase of a classic car, won't only bring you both lots of pleasure, for example, whilst driving around country lanes on sunny days, but it will keep you out of their way for hours on end whilst you are happily in your garage, polishing your new pride and joy. (Your partner will like that bit)!
3) The purchase of a classic car, can open up all sorts of 'new horizons' for you both. You may decide you wish to enter your classic into shows, whereby having great days out, and at the same time, having the opportunity to meet new friends and acquaintances.
Joking aside, many of our previous customers would agree with the above, and often remark that they wished they had invested in a classic car years before!
Q. If I ever require accessories/parts for my classic, is it difficult to find them for purchase?
A. This is a common question, but there are many businesses etc. who specialise in this area, and we will be pleased to offer advice etc. when sourcing accessories etc, and point you in the right direction.
Q. I have heard that there is no Road tax fee to be paid in respect of a classic/historic vehicle, and there is no requirement for an MOT test. Is this correct?
A. Some benefits of owning a classic/historic vehicle, does indeed include the two mentioned above, but there are some restrictions. The current guidelines, as on the Government website regarding historic vehicles, are as follows:
Date the vehicle was first registered.
8 JANUARY 1977 ONWARDS.
You must get an MOT and pay vehicle tax.
1 JANUARY 1960 TO 7 JANUARY 1977.
You must get an MOT, but don't have to pay vehicle tax from 1 April 2017.
BEFORE 1 JANUARY 1960.
You don't need to get an MOT or pay vehicle tax.
*The above information is intended as a helpful guide only, and is correct at time of printing*.