Whether you are an avid attendee of classic car shows or just admire that vintage car you see on the roadways occasionally, you may have given some thought to owning such a vehicle of your own. Sadly, many miss out on the opportunity because they don’t think it is practical, it is not the right time, or they may not know enough about the topic. The fact is, there are some very good reasons to take the step of owning your own vintage or collectible car. Here are a few.
You Can Enter at Your Own Comfort Level
Your first collectible car doesn’t have to be your “dream car.” You can start with a car that is more approachable in price or that you can repair at your skill level. You choose your own level of entry.
There are Plenty of Resources
Years ago, collectors were forced to buy books, go to the library or connect with friends to share information about cars and collecting. Today, there is endless information on Google, an uncountable number of videos on YouTube, and classic car online forums and message boards to help. These resources can keep you from making the mistakes others have made and can build your own network of trusted “friends.” Vintage and classic car collectors are noted for their willingness to help, especially a newbie.
Classic Cars Can be a Good Investment
Collecting a classic car or two can be a good investment if you perform your due diligence. Well-purchased and well-researched classic cars rarely decrease in value and can often soar in value. Unlike new cars, classic and collectible cars tend to gain in value. Depreciation on classic cars is a thing of the past.
Perhaps the most underrated and underestimated value of owning a collectible car is the enjoyment it provides. There is a satisfaction in owning a piece of automotive history that is hard to describe. That joy and satisfaction are enhanced if you have some personal connection with the make and model you purchase. There is joy in driving the car, in showing it off, and in learning more details about the make and model. Owners often build a relationship with their collectible cars and become familiar with them inside and out. If you think you will enjoy a collectible car, you likely will. It is just a matter of getting started.
At The Auto Boutique, we appreciate the art of the automobile. Like well-preserved furniture, paintings, and other man-made items of value, automobiles have a special place in history and in our hearts. If you are exploring the world of collectible cars, connect with us. We would be honored to help you start on your path.