Classic and Vintage

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  1. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    So when does a motorhome become "classic" or "vintage"?

    And which (if any) of todays models will become such?
     
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    All of them if they last that long.
     
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  3. Jaws

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    For other types of vehicle it is 25 years..
    One of my bikes is actually old enough to be classed as a 'historic vehicle' ( 1961 )
     
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    This is a well known classic
     
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    When Mo owns it. (y)
     
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    I have been told mine is a classic. it is 25 years old in april. I have been a classic a bit longer.
     
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    Have owned my share of true classics. My 1989 Tiffin Allegro was know in the States as the Cadillac of RVs.
    My 1991 RMB Silver Star, on the Mercedes 410 chassis was known in Germany as the Rolls Royce of Wohnmobiles. $R9PW44I.JPG RMB 021.JPG
     
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  8. Puddleduck

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    There are a few of us on here then - I'll just tell the drake....

    He is laughing :clap2::clap2:
     
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    When I sell stuff at 'Vintage' Fairs everything's supposed to be at least 20 years old. Maybe it's different for vehicles, but to my mind 'Classic' is a judgment rather than fixed to a particular age, but insurers might argue otherwise. My '75 VW Kombi was eligible for Classic car insurance at age 22.

    In the strictest sense Antique is 100 years old, so I'm guessing old-mo is still Vintage (just) and a fine vintage too, I'm sure ;)
     
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    In the "old" motorcycle world

    I would call anything pre 1915 as Veteran
    1915 - 1930 as Vintage
    1931 - 1945 as post vintage
    1945+ as post war.

    DVLA call anything before around 1973 as Historic.
     
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    I was ( and will be rejoining ) the VOC Mike.. So yes, would have to agree with you mate ( though nowadays even a tiger cub is accepted ! )
     
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    what is wrong with tiger cubs.
     
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    As a rule of thumb ,when it starts to leak and break down its a classic!
    When it gets beyond that and needs a full strip down and rebuild it's vintage.
    As far as today's motorhomes go it's not until tomorrow that we can evaluate them.................. So ...............
    Any motorhome you can afford to own and keep for a length of time is a classic.Likewise eventually when it gets beyond economic repair and you advertise it ,it then becomes vintage



    Vlad.
     
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    I must be a classic then........
     
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    that makes my iveco classic. i think and me........
     
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