The classic world. Authentic and pre-war.

pre-war, Venema Citroen

After the fuss about yet another way in which our government took away our money, the classic world has recovered quite well.

"Nice cars," work houses and projects now only have their price as a benefit. And that type of car only attracts a limited audience.

Top copies still often go abroad, where the Dutch classic prices are seen as low and the quality of the offered goods as high. And it's nice to notice that Auto Motor Klassiek at least there, too, contributes to the revenues of our advertisers: our site receives more and more foreign visitors. And whether those people are already translating with Henk Wagenaar Hummelinck's 'Car Dictionary'? (

But two things are pretty clear:
* There is a growing interest nationally and internationally for completely authentic, unrestored cars and motorbikes and old (er) restorations.
* The interest in pre-war classics is increasing.

That authenticity means that such a classic can be seen as having lived. The traces of use can even make it more beautiful than new in the new look. but he must appear completely 'fair'.

Pre-war can go as far back as up to and including the A-Fords. Cars that in the current traffic image can still easily come along on secondary roads and that are also perfectly usable due to the excellent provision of parts. But the larger and more recent ones for war engines and cars are also 'running up'.

The availability of French pre-war classics is already decreasing because it was discovered in France before the war phenomenon and therefore more and more French can be heard on Dutch fairs.

All in all, we are at the cradle of a reborn classic market. A market that is for us enthusiasts again. And possibly also a market for the people who were hit by the classic virus after they fell for the charms of classic driving after they were first charmed by the cost.

Because the same goes for those people: classic driving is so much more fun. And it doesn't have to be expensive.


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