Before we talk about the price, it is better to understand what a classic car is. The word classic according to the dictionary means:
“ judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind”.
So what does over a period of time means? Generally speaking, if a car is 20 years old, is in a mint condition and true to the original design with no modifications at all, it is considered to be a classic car. Mint condition means no rust, no body damage, interior should be intact. But these factors are not enough to make a car classic or expensive. There are many other factors. For example, whether the car was originally manufactured as a luxury vehicle, how many units were produced and more importantly how much is the demand for such cars compared to the availability in the market.
Europe allows import of 35 years old cars from overseas and US allows cars that are 25 years old. Canada on the other hand allows import of cars that are 15 years old at least. The best place to buy and import such cars from is Japan. Low Mileage, Outstanding Condition, Clean Interior and No Replacements or Modifications whatsoever. You will be surprised to find that some of these classic cars come with original tires. Yes you heard me right.
Japan Auctions are the best place to hunt for such cars. Find a legitimate exporter of used cars who is a JUMVEA member, someone who can give you direct access to auto auctions. You select the car you like, you select your affordable price and your exporter will bid on your behalf. Upon the payment of small service fee, you can get it imported to any destination in the world.
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