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John Coyle | Aug 31, 2020

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For the gearheads: classic car research

Everybody from Jerry Seinfeld to the President of the United States wants to look cool riding around in a classic car - but they're not always practical for the average American.

Enter the modern classics. Muscle cars, sports cars, modern halo cars, and even the odd rugged pickup that have the potential to become a classic car in the future.


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Exterior view of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

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John Coyle | Jul 30, 2020


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Future Classic: Mustang Shelby GT350R

Our editors drool over the beautiful beast that is the Mustang Shelby GT350R - a true prize Pony from Ford.

John Coyle | Jul 29, 2020


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Future Classic: The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 LE

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Automotive enthusiast Andy Reid extolls the virtues of the modern muscle cars.

Andy Reid  | Jun 16, 2020


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Classic Car Research

Everybody from Jerry Seinfeld to the President of the United States wants to look cool riding around in a classic car - but they're not always practical for the average American. Enter the modern classics. Muscle cars, sports cars, and even the odd rugged pickup that have the potential to become a classic car in the future.

What is considered a "classic car"?

Classic cars are typically cars that are 20 years or older. Most collectors of classic consider that the car must have some sort of sufficient historical significance to be worth preserving. Some car critics say that a car must be 40 years or older to be considered a classic.

Examples of classic cars

From Jaguar to Ford, there are plenty of options on the classic car market. The 1959 Austin Healy 3000 is a British sports car that was only built from 1959 to 1967. The 1960s edition of the Chevrolet Stingray was made popular by its clientele: American astronauts. The Dodge Charger, a muscle car originally produced from 1966 through 1978, is one of the most popular classic cars in the United States.

What does a classic car cost?

Owning a classic car may sit you back as much as $30,000 - or more. Some classic cars, such as a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, might sit you back $60,000. In addition to your initial purchase, you may find that owning a classic car involves more expenses than you bargained for to keep it running. From storing the car to insurance, it's best to investigate the full cost of ownership before you buy a classic car.

Affordable modern classic cars

If you're interested in owning a classic car, but not necessarily interested in the maintenance associated with one, you may want to consider a "modern classic". A modern classic car is just that - cars that are between 15 and 20 years old, and sometimes newer, that are not qualified to be a classic car by the Antique Automobile Club of America. Cars such as the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and even the Volvo S60 have guaranteed cult status for years to come.