As you can probably tell from our site, the Lift King team loves classic cars. In fact, some of the best lifts we sell are used to store and display timeless automobiles. But what exactly do we mean when we call a car “classic”? Here’s how to know whether or not yours makes the cut.
First off, “classic” isn’t the only word used to describe certain vehicles of interest. “Vintage” and “antique” are also commonly used, but determining how to separate these from one another can sometimes be a bit confusing. Where does a classic car end and an antique car begin? And how is a vintage car different from either of these? These questions may seem like nitpicking to some, but for many car lovers the distinctions are important. Various car clubs all have their own sets of criteria that qualify certain cars as belonging to one category and disqualifying them from another, keeping everything more organized.
The most obvious factor to consider is the age of the vehicle, but depending on who you ask, the cutoff points may not be so obvious. The truth is that there is no unanimous agreement. The Classic Car Club of America, for instance, is one of the more prominent organizations celebrating old vehicles in North America. For them a classic car needs to have been made between 1915 and 1948. This excludes all those Chevys and Mustangs from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, which many of us frequently refer to as classic. There’s similar variation and disagreement on how to qualify the terms vintage and antique as well.
While many people might get wrapped up in counting the years in order to place everything in the right category, sometimes you just know it when you see it. Regardless of who thinks your car is classic or not, what matters is why you chose it and what makes it classic to you. Not only this, but if your vehicle is a little on the old side, it’s especially important to do everything you can to take good care of it. We’ve supplied some of the best lifts out there to car lovers who want to store, maintain, or restore classic cars, and they’ve found that the right lift makes all the difference. Give your car the treatment it deserves!
At the end of the day, age is just a number. Whether you’ve got a bona fide classic vehicle or a brand new workhorse that will last you years and years to come, Lift King can provide you with a lift solution that will upgrade your garage like nothing else. Call (403) 283-1020 to get in touch!
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