Distinguish between Classic Cars and Vintage Cars

Classic cars are generally older cars that may be at least 40 to 50 years old and have eye-catching beauty. Some maintain that 1948 is the last year for a car to be termed as a classic car. Classic Cars or Vintage Cars or a classic stretch limousines are generally used for all types of special occasions like weddings, civil ceremonies, sporting events, birthdays and anniversaries etc. Classic Cars can be categorized according to a particular period, make, or style. Vintage cars and classic cars are collector’s items and often it is a matter of pride for people to drive them.

There is a thin difference between a Vintage and a Classic care. Vintage cars are the cars manufactured between 1919 and 1930, while Classic cars are the ones manufactured until 1948. The vintage cars were the first to introduce some of the current modern car features like, car heating, car radio, anti freeze, four-wheel braking, power steering and so on. Cars belonging to the vintage period include Peugeot Type 125, Austin 12hp, Rumpler, Fiat 520, Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A, Opel Laubfrosch, Rolls-Royce Phantom l, Hillman 14, Renault Monasix, Triumph Super 7, Mercedes-Benz SSK, Morris Minor (1928), and Renault Reinastella. Some more Classic cars include Benz, Bugatti, Buick, Cadillac, DuPont, Humber, Jaguar, Mercedes, Packard, Stutz, Willys-Knight, and Volvo.

There mainly three categories of classic cars, ‘English’, ‘European’, and ‘American’. The ‘English’ category of classic car includes luxurious cars like Bentley, Aston Martin, Austin, Austin-Healey, MG, Triumph and Rolls Royce. On the other hand European classics include high standard cars like Ferrari car, Porsche car and Mercedes car, while American classics include the Corvette car, Cadillac car, Mustang car and Chevrolet car. Other classic cars include Ashton Martin, Ford Mustangs, Chevy Chevelles, Corvettes, Novas, Chargers and Chevy Camaro.

Classic cars are luxurious and expensive as come with features such as engine displacement, custom coachwork and luxurious accessories affecting the price. Classic cars like Rolls Royce were elegantly designed on huge wheelbase chassis and was driven by a 4257 cc engine. Most classic cars had braking system comprising of a powerful hybrid hydro-mechanical system with hydraulic front brakes and mechanical rears brakes. However, the handling and braking of these cars is also not as efficient as that of modern cars. Classic cars before the Second World War had some peculiar features such as removable fenders, trunk, headlights and a usual vertical grill treatment.

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