Want to know a little more about the history behind your Classic
Car, along with hints or tips to buying and owning a particular
car? We've teamed up with Restoration specialist Fuzz Townshend to
bring you an insight into some of the more popular Classic
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To own and use a classic car reflects a certain view of life. Of
course our destination is important, but the journey is to be
enjoyed in its own right and undertaken with as much style,
individuality and character as we can muster. That's the spirit
that sends many thousands of us out every week, seeking adventure
on the open road.
However, be under no illusions - classic cars demand input from
the user. Whether that means you service and maintain the car
yourself, or pay someone else to do it, one or the other is
essential. A neglected classic will become a non-starting wreck
quicker than you can say 'dual overhead cam'.
Apply a little loving care though and your classic car will
provide hour upon hour of joyous motoring and, no matter whether
it's a Morris Minor or a Jensen Interceptor, an endless source of
Choosing a classic car initially depends on three main
considerations: how many people need to fit into it, available
budget and type of use.
If you dream of taking regular weekend jaunts of over 100 miles,
for instance, you should probably take a look at some of the larger
Of course, we also understand that romance, nostalgia and
childhood experiences are likely to play as big a role as any
rational considerations. Whatever drives your decision, classic car
ownership can be a fantastic route into a great new hobby.
Before you make a purchase, think about where the car is to be
stored. Outside storage is not ideal, but if it's your only option,
choose a really good-quality cover and use the car at least once a
week, for a minimum of 20 miles.
If it's your first classic, opt for something that can still
easily be used on modern roads and make sure that you take a course
in driving it.
Basic models such as Morris Minors and Triumph Heralds are very
pleasurable daily drivers if well treated, and the 50s to 60s Ford
range is particularly easy to keep mobile.
If you would like to take advantage of low cost vintage car
insurance, bear in mind that you may need to keep an eye on your
annual mileage. Online quotes from UK companies will give you an
idea of the policies on offer and if you are looking for the very
best prices, call us on 0800 093 2950 to discuss your
You should also treat all classic cars to some form of
after-market corrosion prevention, as their construction can
provide for some nasty rust traps.