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The Return of the Motor Bella Auto Show
The Motor Bella saw great success at their outdoor auto show in September after being canceled and rescheduled twice since 2020.
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Hannah Dewitt
Oct 14, 2021
What a Shooting Brake Is and How It Made This Range Rover More Rare
A shooting brake is a vehicle that is a cross between a wagon and a coupe. The 1972 Range Rover, designed to be a hearse, was restored into a shooting brake.
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Carlos Kirby
Oct 14, 2021
Real Cars from Your Favorite Anime Shows
The car culture apparent in anime is heavily looked over. There is a great love for cars in anime and some shows actually use real cars in their series.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 13, 2021
The Route 66 Festival Is Back On
The Route 66 Festival was canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival seemed to not return for 2021 until Springfield locals worked together to bring it back.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 12, 2021
These Are the Most Iconic Formula 1 Cars
Formula 1 has had many iconic cars over the years, with some brands like Ferrari being automatically associated with it. However, there are a few cars that stand out from all the rest.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 12, 2021
This 1955 Chevy Corvette Could Be the Most Expensive Model Auctioned
A classic 1955 Chevy Corvette was the most expensive Corvette sold at auction. With excellent refurbishing, the car is in pristine condition and drew the eyes of thousands.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 11, 2021
Cars From Your Favorite '90s Movies
Not everyone is a car fan, but there are some cars that we simply can’t forget based on the noteworthy film scenes they were in.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 11, 2021
Which Classic Car Best Represents You? Zodiac Edition
Whether or not you believe in the traits associated with your zodiac sign, it’s still fun to look. These classic cars are the ones that represent traits associated with each sign.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 11, 2021
The 1971 Datsun 240Z Promoted by Brie Larson Is Now for Sale
Brie Larson stars in a Nissan commercial while she drives a Datsun 240Z. Channeling the 70s, Nissan purchased the classic car to evoke nostalgia in their viewers.
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Carlos Kirby
Oct 09, 2021
9 of the Most Memorable 1995 Cars
In this blast from the past, here are some of the most memorable 1995 cars.
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Alexandra Maloney
Oct 08, 2021
5 Most Popular '90s Cars
The ‘90s were a unique decade filled with the resurgence of older cars, the creation of new types of cars, and more. These popular cars of the ‘90s, although most of us remember them growing up, have now become classics.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 07, 2021
5 Most Popular '60s Cars
The ‘60s became an era of vehicles that are still sought after today. These classic cars have not only inspired newer designs, some have even been brought back from the dead, more than once.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 07, 2021
Coolest Action Movie Cars, Not From the 'Fast & Furious' Franchise
The 'Fast & Furious' series is essentially a modern-day action-packed car show. While there are some phenomenal cars in that series, there are many other action movies that have some pretty sweet rides.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 06, 2021
The Classic 1970 AMC AMX Muscle Car
Unless you’re a classic car enthusiast, the classic 1970 AMC AMX muscle car is unknown by many. The car is rare due to the short amount of time it was sold for, making it desirable for not just collectors but thieves as well.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 05, 2021
A 100-Year-Old Man Got Back a Classic Car He Drove in 1964
For his 100th birthday, Eddie Hughes was given a classic car—a Bentley S3—that he drove in 1964.
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Isabel Armiento
Oct 02, 2021
The Alfa Romeo BAT 7 Has a Heartbreaking History
The Alfa Romeo BAT 7 was one of only a few BAT series vehicles ever produced. After exchanging hands over the years, the last owner’s son sold the car without his father’s knowledge for just a fraction of what the car is worth.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 01, 2021
The Nissan Skyline Is Coming Back to America—but It’s Not a Car
Ford recently trademarked the “Skyline” name in the U.S. for vehicles, despite it being associated with Nissan. In return, Nissan has trademarked the “Skyline” name for other markets.
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Serena Aburahma
Sep 30, 2021
A Ride in One of These Taxi Cabs Should Be on Your Bucket List
The world is filled with cabs you should ride in at least once because being in them is truly an experience. Whether that’s talking to a knowledgeable driver in London or riding in a Bollywood-themed taxi in Mumbai, it’ll surely be memorable.
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Serena Aburahma
Sep 27, 2021
A 1963 Pontiac Tempest Is a Rare Yet Affordable Restoration Car
A 1963 Pontiac Tempest is one of the cheapest cars to restore. If you like to modify and fix up classic cars, the Tempest could be a great car to look for.
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Jane Lu
Sep 26, 2021
How Is Hagerty Keeping Car Culture Alive?
Hagerty, a classic car insurer, is preserving car culture by acquiring classic auto shows and races. Hagerty aims to sustain car culture in a self-driving future with over a million members.
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Carlos Kirby
Sep 23, 2021
Vanilla Ice Still Has One of His Most Iconic Classic Cars
The Fox Body Mustang 5.0 has numerous features that it already comes with that make it popular, and people also like the fact that it’s an easily customizable vehicle. Vanilla Ice owns his Mustang because it reminds him of what he considers the greatest era, the ‘90s.
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Serena Aburahma
Sep 24, 2021
How Expensive Is the Priciest James Bond Car?
The James Bond movies have featured some incredible cars throughout the years. Many of the vehicles from brands like Toyota, Jaguar, and Aston Martin are worth upwards of $1 million.
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Genevieve Fraser
Sep 24, 2021
The Lucas-Jaguar Prometheus and Other Cars Ahead of Their Time
The Lucas-Jaguar Prometheus, GM Electrovan, and several other classic cars had features that would help them fit in on the streets today.
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Hannah Dewitt
Sep 23, 2021
If a Car Falls in this Forest, Will Anyone Hear It?
A forest of classic cars was discovered in Mabank, Texas. The several acre property holds thousands of old cars that are now covered by thick vegetation.
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Carlos Kirby
Sep 22, 2021
These Discontinued Cars Need to Be Resurrected
Cars come and go, but some are discontinued too soon. These three, whether for a shot at redemption or just another chance to be celebrated, are worthy of a return.
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Genevieve Fraser
Sep 23, 2021
This Classic Car Stole the Show in a New Musical
Audiences love the musical adaptation of ‘Back to the Future’, but it’s the modified DeLorean that garners the most applause.
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Andrew Koole
Sep 23, 2021
5 Cars From the 2000s That Could Become Classics
Here are a few vehicles from the 2000s that you might be able to buy before they become true classic cars.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Sep 22, 2021
Some Rare Classic Cars Were Lost in a Michigan Shop Fire
A fire at a restoration shop in Michigan took some beloved possessions from the owner and his customers, but he managed to save one priceless vehicle.
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Andrew Koole
Sep 22, 2021
4 of the Best Oldsmobile Models
Oldsmobile built some of the most stunning and groundbreaking vehicles over the years.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Sep 21, 2021
3 of the Most Iconic ‘Price Is Right’ Cars
The Price is Right is a popular TV show where you could watch contestants win cash, trips, and cars. The show featured some iconic classic cars.
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Hannah Dewitt
Sep 18, 2021

All Questions on Classic Cars

How do I insure an old car?
I inherited a 1981 Ford F-150 from my grandmother. It's beat up, but it gets me where I need to go, and I want to keep driving it until it sputters out for good. How can I get car insurance for it? It's definitely older; does it qualify as a classic car?
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Eric Schad
Oct 12, 2021
How do I insure a vintage car?
I have a 1969 Ford Mustang that I recently purchased—it was an amazing find, and I want to make sure it's covered for any eventuality! How do I insure a vintage car? Is there some special insurance I need?
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Eric Schad
Oct 12, 2021
How do I qualify for classic car insurance?
I have a 1977 Datsun 280Z that I just bought and put a new engine in. It's a cool sports car, and I'm super psyched to have it—but I don't know if it's technically considered a classic car. Can I qualify for classic car insurance with my Datsun?
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Eric Schad
Oct 12, 2021
How old does a car have to be to be eligible for classic insurance?
I want to start collecting classic cars, but I'm not sure about insurance. How old does the car have to be to meet the requirements for classic car insurance?
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Lauren Smith
Oct 07, 2021
How do I insure a classic car?
I just bought a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air, and I still need to get it insured. This is my first classic car (hopefully the first of many!) and I'm not sure of the process. What do I need to do to insure a classic car?
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Eric Schad
Oct 07, 2021
How old does a car have to be to get classic car insurance?
I just bought my dream car: a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. A fellow classic car enthusiast told me I could save money by getting classic car insurance, and I definitely want to make sure it has the coverage it needs! I'm just not sure what the age limit is—how old does my vehicle have to be to get classic car insurance?
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Eric Schad
Sep 13, 2021
How much does car insurance cost on a classic car?
I have a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E that I'd like to insure. I know it's considered a classic car. How much can I expect to pay for insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Does an older car need special car insurance?
I'm looking to insure a 2000 Chevy Corvette. Do I need a special type of insurance on it?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Do insurance companies offer classic scooter insurance?
I have a vintage Vespa I inherited from my grandmother. It still runs incredibly smoothly, but I don't want to take any chances, and I'd like to get it insured. Is it possible to get classic scooter insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
What are the advantages and disadvantages of insuring a classic car with a standard insurance company?
I have a 1965 Ford Mustang that I'd like to insure. I've heard from friends that I can get a lower premium from specialty insurers vs. broad-market, standard insurers like State Farm or Allstate. What are the advantages and disadvantages of insuring a classic car with a standard insurance company?
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Alexah Grinnell
Aug 09, 2021
Can I get financing for a car that's 15 years old?
I want to buy an Acura NSX for $45,000 that's 15 years old. It doesn't exactly qualify for a classic car loan based on age, but it's definitely rare enough to be considered a classic. Can I get financing for this vehicle?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
What is collector car insurance?
I am going to buy a vintage car. Someone told me I need collector car insurance. What is that? Is it different from the normal kind of insurance I usually have on my cars?
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Alexah Grinnell
Aug 09, 2021
Does classic car insurance include full coverage?
Would classic car insurance also include full coverage? I want to get full coverage on my Ford Mustang.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Do most lenders offer classic car loans?
Will any lender offer a loan for a classic car? Are there special lenders I need to go to?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Can it be more difficult to finance a classic car than a regular car?
Is it more difficult to get financing for a classic car? I have already paid off my regular car loan. I am thinking of purchasing a 1989 BMW E24. I would need to finance it as I can't afford to pay for it all up front.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
What age would a vehicle qualify for classic car insurance?
Is there a certain age that a car is considered a classic? I am buying a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa and am wondering if it qualifies for classic car insurance.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Do you need a high credit score to buy a classic car?
Do I need to worry about my credit score when financing a classic car? I have a good score, but I don't know if it needs to be higher to be approved for financing.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
What is the standard loan length for a classic car?
How long are the loan periods for a classic car? Does it vary based on the amount of your loan? I want to finance a 1977 Dodge Charger.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Where can I find cheap classic car insurance?
How can I find cheap insurance for a classic car? I need to insure a classic car, but I don't want to spend a lot of money.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
How much does it cost to register a classic car in Wyoming?
Are there any restrictions for classic car coverage? I want to register my 1983 Porsche 944 as a classic car. How much does it cost?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
How is Nationwide's classic car insurance?
Is Nationwide's classic car insurance good? I currently have insurance through Nationwide. I'm going to be buying a Ford F-100 and will need coverage for it.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Can you finance a classic car?
Are you able to finance a classic car? I'm looking to get a 1968 Pontiac Firebird but I would need to finance it.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Does Liberty Mutual offer classic car insurance?
Can I add my classic car to my Liberty Mutual policy? I just inherited a classic car and I need to insure it. My own car is insured through Liberty Mutual.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Do I need classic car insurance on a 1972 Datsun 240z?
Which is cheaper: classic car coverage or standard car insurance? I recently got a 1972 Datsun 240z. Do I need classic car insurance on it or can I add it to my regular policy?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
What companies provide classic car insurance?
What companies offer classic car insurance? I'm interested in starting to collect classic cars. I want to look into prices for insurance.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
How easy is it to maintain a classic car?
What type of insurance do I need for a 1969 Chevy Camaro? Does it cost more to maintain a classic car?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Does Progressive have classic car insurance?
I am thinking of buying a 1979 Volkswagen Beetle. I want to have proper insurance on it. I'm already with Progressive. Do they have classic car insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 14, 2021
Does my car need classic insurance?
Should I have a classic car policy instead of a standard policy? My current car is over 25 years old and in OK condition. It drives well and I would like to have it fully insured, but my insurance agent said it wouldn't be worth adding full coverage.
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Shannon Martin
Jul 12, 2021
Can I insure my standard vehicle and my classic car with the same company?
Is there one company that will cover both my classic car and regular car? I need to find coverage for my fully restored 1982 Delorean and I want to keep all my cars with one company. Right now, it is insured by Hagerty, but I don't particularly enjoy having to pay two separate insurance bills.
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Shannon Martin
Jul 12, 2021
Why are my quotes for classic car insurance so expensive?
I thought classic car insurance was supposed to be cheap; why is mine so expensive? My dad gave me a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for my college graduation. It is a beautiful car and I only plan on driving it on the weekend. I tried to put insurance on it, but the price is astronomical!
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Shannon Martin
Jul 12, 2021

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