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AMK Classic research: participate!

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Can you go to the dealer with your classic or youngtimer or do you have to go to a brand specialist? Does an importer do something for you if you have a classic? Let us know in the large AMK Classic Research!

You may have already seen on our Facebook page that we have started this investigation. Since we started earlier this week, we have already received dozens of responses. But it is also interesting for readers who do not use Facebook, so we naturally place it on our website. In this study, we focus on cars built in 2001 or earlier.


  1. What is the type and year of construction of your car?
  2. Are you a member of a club? If so, which, and do you benefit from it when maintaining, repairing or restoring your car?
  3. Have your maintenance and repcarry out arctions at a brand dealer or a specialist?
  4. What grade (from 1 to 10) would you give for the level of that dealer or specialist?
  5. Is it easy to get parts for your car?
  6. What rating (from 1 to 10) would you give for the parts provision?
  7. Do you think the importer and manufacturer do enough with the classics of the brand, or do you think they could better honor their history?
  8. What rating (from 1 to 10) would you give for the involvement of the importer and manufacturer in the classic world?

Give your answer in the comments or send an email to perry@hetautomobiel.nl. Of course we will keep you informed of the results!

We are interested in all brands, but in some even slightly more than in others - partly because of the numbers. We expect from some brands that there are not enough cars in the Netherlands to come to a good conclusion. That is why we focus primarily on the following brands:

  • Alfa Romeo
  • Aston Martin
  • Audi (including Auto Union and Horch)
  • Bentley
  • BMW (including Glass)
  • Bugatti
  • Citroën
  • Ferrari
  • Fiat
  • Ford (including Mercury and Lincoln)
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar (including Daimler)
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lamborghini
  • spear
  • Land Rover and Range Rover
  • Maserati
  • Mazda (including Xedos)
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • MINI (including all classic Mini models from Austin, Wolseley, etc)
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan (including Datsun)
  • Opel
  • Peugeot (including Talbot and Simca)
  • Porsche
  • Renault
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Seat
  • Skoda
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota (including Lexus)
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo (including DAF)

6 Comments

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  1. What is the type and year of construction of your car?
    mini Austin 1969

    Are you a member of a club? If so, which, and do you benefit from it when maintaining, repairing or restoring your car?
    mini seven club
    hell yes

    Do you usually have maintenance and repairs carried out at a brand dealer or specialist?
    specialist

    What grade (from 1 to 10) would you give for the level of that dealer or specialist?
    9

    Is it easy to get parts for your car?
    It's doable

    What rating (from 1 to 10) would you give for the parts provision?
    7

    Do you think the importer and manufacturer do enough with the classics of the brand, or do you think they could better honor their history?
    old tools are reused

    What rating (from 1 to 10) would you give for the involvement of the importer and manufacturer in the classic world?
    8

  2. 1. What is the type and year of construction of your car? Volvo 850 T-5 year 1994
    2. Are you a member of a club? If so, which, and do you benefit from it when maintaining, repairing or restoring your car? http://www.volvo850forum.nl, not a member, but an active forum member. Many tips & tricks from experts.
    3. Do you usually have maintenance and repairs carried out by a brand dealer or by a specialist? I do a lot myself. I get some parts new from the dealer. Other maintenance at a 'normal' garage.
    4. What grade (from 1 to 10) would you give for the level of that dealer or specialist? 8. Committed, good service, reasonable rate.
    5. Is it easy to get parts for your car? Through the forum or Marketplace or Volvo dealer you can still get plenty of parts.
    6. What rating (from 1 to 10) would you give for the parts provision? 9
    7. Do you think the importer and manufacturer do enough with the classics of the brand, or do you think they could better honor their history? Seems sufficient, although I do not know exactly how to assess this.
    8. What rating (from 1 to 10) would you give for the involvement of the importer and manufacturer in the classic world? na

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