Official Vehicle Definitions
Broadly speaking, vintage cars are from 1919 to 1925. This is the period just after WWI, when the U.S. produced more automobiles than it would again for roughly 30 years. Naturally, part of what makes owning vintage cars special is that you have an artifact from such a major cultural shift.
A classic car is commonly used as a generic term that can cover many genres of vehicles that are considered collectable. But, for aficionados, actual classics typically date from 1925 to 1948 and display some extra importance or distinction. This is wide open to interpretation – meaning anything from luxury accessories to high price tags to historical singularity.
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