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I dont know what a Classic Car is... could you help me out?

I'd love ya forever if you could.

/blows kiss

posted by  Kissable_star

/blows a kiss back. :mrgreen: :wink2:

posted by  GreekWarrior

Oh sorry you asked a question :mrgreen:


Classic car is a term frequently used to describe an older car, but what exactly is meant by that varies from person to person and organisation to organisation.

The Classic Car Club of America claims to have invented the term Classic car and thus they believe that the true definition of the term is theirs. According to the CCCA:

A CCCA Classic is a "fine" or "distinctive" automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1925 and 1948. Generally, a Classic was high-priced when new and was built in limited quantities. Other factors, including engine displacement, custom coachwork and luxury accessories, such as power brakes, power clutch, and "one-shot" or automatic lubrication systems, help determine whether a car is considered to be a Classic.
The Club keeps an exhaustive list of the vehicles they consider Classics, and while any member may petition for a vehicle to join the list, such applications are carefully scrutinised and rarely is a new vehicle type admitted.

This rather exclusive definition of a classic car is by no means universally followed, however, and this is acknowledged by the CCCA: while they still maintain the true definition of 'classic car' is theirs, they generally use terms such as CCCA Classic or the trademarked Full Classic to avoid confusion.

Legally, most states have time-based rules for the definition of "classic"; for example, Pennsylvania defines it as "A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured at least 15 years prior to the current year which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformity with manufacturer specifications and appearance."

More common usage fundamentally equates Classic car with the definition of antique car as used by the Antique Automobile Club of America, who define an Antique car as one over 25 years old. Thus, popular usage is that any car over 25 years old can be called a 'classic car'.

25 years is generally considered a good cut-off age for such terms because it's extremely rare for a vehicle that old to still be owned or used without special consideration for its classic status - by 25 years old, a car will have exceeded its design life by some considerable margin, 10-15 years being the norm barring accidental loss. It will probably need significant maintenance to keep running, and many parts will be hard to obtain through the usual channels. Thus, a non-enthusiast will sensibly conclude that it is not feasible to continue using a car that old for regular driving.

This is not to say that an enthusiast of classic cars might not drive such an old vehicle daily, but that enthusiast will be willing to live with the greater difficulty of so doing.







posted by  GreekWarrior

What the guy above me said is kind of right but there are two classic cars there are the classic's(aka old but good) then there are kick ass classics(cars like the 69 charger and the 71 ford xy gt) :2cents: :thumbs:

posted by  deza2221

Hey cool my car's a classic in PA!!

posted by  jedimario

Ah! I get it now..
Thanks so much babe.

posted by  Kissable_star

My pleasure. :wink2:

posted by  GreekWarrior

glad to see you know how to use google...

why don't you google up some real intelligence while you're at it?

posted by  dodgerforlife

Ofcourse I used google.......... :screwy:

What's your problem dude?

posted by  GreekWarrior

He means you and 1/2 the other guys on this forum have pretty much fallen for her and shes loving it. i bet she could get anyone of you to go and see her your so blinded. obivously she is a flirt and attention whore and you all are just feeding her. :banghead: apparently dodger, hondaman, and me are the other sane people here

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

Apparently :roll:, I'm just being nice and being myself as well as having a bit of fun. gees. :screwy:

Lighten up you f*cken yanks.

posted by  GreekWarrior

she may be an attention whore and people who are like that in person are very annoying, but she is really hot.

posted by  ferventheatsink

You said it dude. :thumbs:

posted by  hondaman

A classic car is a car that is 20 years or older. :mrgreen:

posted by  SlipKnoT

There is a difference between nice and ass kissing. so far 90% of the people are past ass kissing

it makes me sick how childish you all can act :puke:

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

Like fine wine, something that people want that has an old history to it and is worth something. so back to that bottle of wine i promised you....

posted by  firedrewski03

You know that its prolly a man :wink2: :laughing:

posted by  99integra

hey man, does the picture look hot or what? i mean, who gives a... the chick in the pic is sexy.

posted by  firedrewski03

So basically you are going to do what we did and flirt with a dude but this time you know that it is a man and still wanan flirt, reaaal nice

posted by  99integra

We scared her away :orglaugh:

posted by  chris_knows

that picture had to come from somewhere... even if is that sick freak's sister haha

posted by  firedrewski03

lol good point

posted by  99integra

Get off ass you guys. Asked and Answered, this should be a dead topic.

posted by  Oomba

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