More and more drivers are turning to classic cars as their vehicle of choice. For some, the decision is driven by nostalgia, while for others it may be the desire to stand out from the crowd. This post will take a closer look at some of the reasons why classic car fans are choosing uniqueness before uniformity.
Stand out from the crowd
In a world of relative conformity, some individuals just want to be different. Whether that is through their dress sense, their interior design, or, indeed, the vehicle they choose to drive, there are individualists who favour uniqueness.
As car designs become increasingly dull, and with a lack of personality resulting from modern design, looking for a new car is hardly exciting. Driving experience is also taking a hit, as technology takes control of the wheel more and more.
A a properly re-engineered classic car ensures complete driving pleasure, and will take you back to the best period of motoring. People are more likely to give you those second glances in a classic, as they appreciate the beauty and increasing rarity of these fine vehicles.
Classic motoring as an investment
It’s not just aesthetic appeal that classic motoring brings to the table, as classic cars now pose an excellent investment opportunity. Owning a modern car can be frustrating, as its value depreciates rapidly within the first 12 months of ownership. Comparatively, a classic car is more likely to retain its value – it may actually increase if restored and maintained to a high standard. Many makes and marques are becoming increasingly rare, leading to a greater asking price. The XJS in particular is enjoying a huge surge in value over the last year – in some cases more than doubling.
You’ll also save money elsewhere. For instance, you don’t have to worry about paying a hefty sum for cover, as policies tend to cost less for classic cars than for more modern vehicles. And road tax is pegged at £230, as of August 2015.
Which classics are the best to invest in? Well, in an article written by Autocar this year, the Jaguar XJS was second in a list of only five cars highlighted as having great investment potential.
A refreshing outlook on life
When you buy a KWE-renewed classic car you’re not just investing in an exciting new vehicle – it’s a completely new way of motoring life. With regular classic car shows and owners’ club meetings, there is always an opportunity to meet fellow classic motoring enthusiasts whilst showing off your prized possession and exchanging stories.
Now’s the time to invest!
Starting to succumb to the allure of classic motoring? But not sure where to start when selecting a classic car? Let us offer you a helping hand. The Jaguar XJS is currently experiencing a steep rise in value, as we indicated in a recent blog post. And with the XJS’ 40th anniversary coming up in September, now’s the time to invest.
With many years’ experience in the classic car field, we too are big fans of classic motoring. Our passion for the industry means we really care, and we channel our energy into doing the best work possible. For more information, and for a full list of our services, please call 01635 30030.