This is where metal and machine first inspired passion and loyalty… where admirers became collectors and collecting became a lifestyle. These are the antique and classic stock vehicles built from the turn of the century through 1972. Whatever they’re called, they are a perfect fit for Hagerty.
It used to be said that any vehicle 20-25 years old or older was considered collectible. Today this is not the case. Automakers’ production numbers significantly increased in the mid-1970’s and quality standards fell. Because of this, there are some mid-1970’s and 80’s vehicles that are not collectible. However, many are because of their desirable characteristics such as:
- 2-door sports cars (few 4-door sedans are collectible)
- Unique body shapes
- Foreign sports cars
- Big block V8 engines