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Old 1st November 2018, 23:55   #16
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The description "Classic" is being applied to any old car very loosely. A car that simply is aged and old in terms of model year should not be called classic. It may be called vintage . The word classic is used for cars that are rare, produced is limited number, or connected to a specific period in history.
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Old 4th December 2018, 18:54   #17
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I have been sitting on this question for quite a while now and it seems like i have found the correct thread.

The following thread talks about how "Vintage" cars are exempted from the 15-year ban being implemented in certain metros:
NGT exempts vintage cars from ban on 15-year old vehicles

Assuming we have a legally valid definition of what can be considered a "Vintage" car, how can any of our old favorites ever reach that designation with the ban already in place ?

In my opinion, cars like the jelly-bean Maruti Zen already have a somewhat cult status and would someday be considered a classic/vintage car in its own right. But when the current rules prohibit having the car on road, how can it ever reach a "Vintage" status unless the owner is willing to maintain it in a locked up state in a garage for a long period of time until the criteria is met ?

In other countries, there are different checks and restrictions in place regarding prolonged ownership of such vehicles.

It feels like we are formulating policies without taking all variables into account.
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All a quick question.

I am interested in restoring a standard atlas/standard 20 van / tempo Viking . Does these classify as a classic car?
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