My car is a 1993 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6EFi Convertable and some people say its
a classic and others say it isnt, i went to my local ford dealer (vospers)
and one said yes, the other said no,,,puzzled, i thought id ask you, is it
a classic? or how long till it is?
http://www.mijnkoopjes.be/image/5303.jpg similar to that but in metallic blue
Give it another 15 years. Most people say a car 20-25 years old is considered a classic.
I'd say Bensons right, especially that car because i dont see to many escort convertables driving around. Good luck with that, keep it in good condition too.
oh not long then heh lol :ohcrap:
How come our Fords are so dull and boring here(with the exception of the
Mustang and GT40 ofcourse)? If it was offered here, I'd so get this over an
I agree, although I doubt it'll be around in 15yrs time. In a way it's a kind of classicas it's no longer made. Oh, and t_b & Spade, it's spelled 'convertible' :hi:
ha cliffy, youve even corrected me, i spell how ever it runs through my mind
Not a classic, in the traditional definition, and not an instant classic in the common useage. Classic doesn't just mean old, as vintage and antique are other descriptors that do that job (a vintage car or an antique car bring up very defintie images). But classic also implies a timelessness and a desireability. And sadly, as much as an Escort cabrio may be a good car, it's not as much of an instant classic as, say, the Golf cabrio was.
thank you all for your help, quite useful and ive got the idea
When this car reaches 20-25 years it won't automatically receive classic car status, some cars do and others don't. Except from the DVA maybe.
Well, that T-bird is already a historic car here in MD, like my '61 Falcon.
Just to share, this is what the laws are in Alabama to recieve a vintage
I was unaware that they were so restrictive. In 18 years my car will qualify for a vintage tag, but it can be no more than a show car? I think not. In 18 years I'll be driving my Accord every weekend to the store, in the country, etc. to keep it going strong.
And I want you all to notice my wonderful sigpic.
In Maryland yes, but not here in Hawaii where I'm shipping it too. In
Hawaii the Tax Hell of the Nation they have basically have the same law as
35 years or older then its Antique, but in Hawaii they have a guy on the States payroll that you have to take the car to and he and only he decides if it can get the Antique tags. If he says yes you save about $400.00 per year in road tax plus annual inspections fees, if he says no then you have to pay just like any other car.
Either way though its my Dad's car and I'm proud to have it and will pay whatever is necessary to keep it for me and my boys.