Theory related to classic cars

DEFINITION OF HISTORIC VEHICLE

According to the International Federation of Historic Vehicles (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens - FIVA), a historic vehicle is mechanically propelled road vehicle which:

  • is at least 30 years old
  • is stored and maintained in a historically correct condition
  • IS NOT used for daily transportation
  • is part of our technical and cultural heritage, for the reasons mentioned above

ALLOCATIONS of vehicles into historical categories

CLASSIC A - Antique CLASSIC E - Classic

vehicles produced up to  31. 12. 1904

vehicles produced between 1. 1. 1946 až 31. 12. 1964

CLASSIC B - Veteran CLASSIC F - Post Classic

vehicles produced between 1. 1. 1905 až 31. 12. 1918

vehicles produced between 1.1. 1965 až 31. 12. 1974

CLASSIC C - Vintage CLASSIC G - Modern

vehicles produced between 1. 1. 1919 až 31. 12. 1930

vehicles produced between 1. 1. 1975 až 31. 12. 1999

CLASSIC D - Post Vintage CLASSIC H - Contemporary

vehicles produced between 1. 1. 1931 až 31. 12. 1945

vehicles produced since 1. 1. 2000

GROUP OF PRESERVATION 

GROUP 1 - ORIGINAL

Specific historic vehicle in a state in which it was originally produced, unaltered and with minimum age rundown.

GROUP 2 - AUTHENTIC

Specific historic vehicle in a state in which they survived their using, never restored, preserved in the original specification, with a known history and in original credible deteriorated condition. Some commonly worn parts may be replaced with parts correpsonding their period specification. Paint repair, plating and upholstery are permitted.

GROUP 3 - RESTORED

Specific historic vehicle with known identity, completely or partly dismantled, reconditioned and reassembled. There are allowed only small divergences from the manufacturer's specification in case of unavailability of parts or materials. Original parts from the original manufacturer should be used when available, but may be replaced with others of the same specification. Interior, exterior, and external treatment should be as close as possible to the CONTEMPORARY

GROUP 4 - REBUILT

For the construction of a vehicle may be used parts from one or more vehicles of the same type and model as closely as possible to original manufacturer specifications. Original parts from the original manufacturer should be used wherever possible, but may be replaced by others of the same specification. Interior, exterior, and extermal treatment should be as close as possible to the CONTEMPORARY performance.

IDEAL INVESTMENT CLASSIC CAR AND ITS SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Class E (Classic) - F (Post Classic), additionally Class D (Post Vintage) and Class G (Modern)

  • Group 1 (original) - 2 (authentic), exceptionally Group 3+ (top renovated)

  • Production of limited series to 1000 pieces

  • Successful exhibition or racing history

  • World famous brand of historical significance

Brand cars in our Viewfinder:

  • Great Britain (Jaguar, Aston Martin, Morgan, AC)
  • Deutschland (Porsche, BMW, Mercedes)
  • Italy (Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ferrari)
  • Exceptionally, the first series of Japanese brands  (např. Mazda)
  • Exceptional American models

Price trend: MAss production versus rare cars

Source: publication Better than Gold: Investing in historic cars


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