The first Saturday of every month is a great occasion to wake up early and head to Cars and Coffee. If you are an exotic, classic, or even modern classic auto fan, you have got to come. Every month the show is different, and every month it’s lots of good fun. You can see everything from the latest Ferrari or Lotus to a beautifully original VW Thing. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning.
In April, we made our way out to the “Real Texas Festival” in Mesquite, TX. We were actually there to check out the “Cowboys and Chrome” car show portion of the festival. There were a nice assortment of cars to ogle – modern classics and some mild customs as well. The real sotry was outside the show, where there was an incrediblke display of antique fire trucks, wagons, and pumps – including my favorite, an REO Speedwagon. After seening it, “I can’t fight this feeling anymore. I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for.”
On Saturday April 19th, we headed out to a small invitation only car show called “Wings and Wheels”. Held at the Addison Airport, show had plenty of variety on display, and had something to pelase almost every automotive palate. Some of our favotites were the 1929 LaSalle Roadster and the Ferrari from the Dark Side.
Classic cars are one of the most compelling and thrilling investments available. They combine a historical legacy with a particularly pleasant utility—the capacity to be driven. With the huge lineup of models from the past that are ready to be acquired by willing buyers, you are sure to find the right model for your desires and ambitions. We understand your interest and wanted to give you some important information regarding classic cars.
Generally more than twenty-five years in age, classic cars are out-of-production vehicles that are usually in good collector condition. Though a number of particularly successful vintage cars exist through to this day, a great deal of these cars are completely out of production, including their modernized brethren. Convertibles and small cars underwent a wave of popularity in the second half of the twentieth century and are highly collectible. Additionally, larger vehicles, SUVs, and trucks are also popular collector investments.
You must initially take into account how you will be financing your classic car. As with any investment, you can receive financing if approved. If you have additional cash on hand, classic cars make excellent cash investments because they do not depreciate over time in the way that regular cars do. Remember that rough economic waters can hinder the sale at auction of these classic cars and trucks.
In order to preserve your investment’s value, we highly recommend purchasing classic car insurance. This special form of car insurance is more detailed than regular insurance programs. It protects against price inflation and usually provides special parts support and extended roadside assistance. Additionally, these companies are aware of the implicit value of your investment and that your objective is value preservation of the vehicle.
Car storage is another important topic for classic cars. In order to properly preserve the value of your car, you need to ensure that the original wheels, interior, and body are largely intact throughout the life of the car. Snowy environments and salty roads can eat away at the interior and exterior—not to mention overall value—of your car. Hot climates require special attention to oil levels and radiator function, parts that are often problematic in classic cars.
However, once you see to these important aspects of owning a car, you should also consider purchasing more vehicles to add to your collection. Antique and luxury cars have their perks, though the former is generally no drivable over long distances and the latter is particularly expensive. We hope you enjoy your new investments and wish you the best with your new collection.