Question: Do Classic Cars Have A Future?

Is there a future for classic cars?

Festivals such as Goodwood Revival may well become more popular than ever.

If you own a classic car from 1965 now, by 2040 it will near the 100-year mark which qualifies it as an antique.

Your classic car today could become museum-piece-quality by the time the ban rolls around.

Will classic cars be banned in the future?

By 2040, all new cars sold in the UK will be zero-emission vehicles; it will be illegal to sell cars that run on petrol or diesel alone, though hybrids are exempt. If electric cars were more affordable and everyone had a means of charging one, the switch to zero-emissions would be much simpler.

Will petrol cars ever be banned?

A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, under government plans. The change comes after experts said 2040 would be too late if the UK wants to achieve its target of emitting virtually zero carbon by 2050.

What is the next classic car to buy?

Mazda RX-7 FD. One of the most beautiful cars ever to roll out of Japan, the third-generation ‘FD’ Mazda RX-7 was equipped with a compact, powerful – but high-maintenance –turbocharged rotary engine. Many cars have been modified, but unmolested examples offer the best future classic potential.

Which countries have banned petrol cars?


CountryBan announcedSelectivity
Sri Lanka2017All vehicles
Sweden2018New car sales
United Kingdom2017New car sales
2020New car sales

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Can I daily drive a classic car?

No, driving a classic car daily isn’t the most maintenance free thing to do and it certainly isn’t for everyone, but it can be done if you are willing to spend a little time tweaking and repairing here and there.

Are classic car prices falling?

CLASSIC CAR PRICES TO FALL. Classic experts are predicting a ‘slow puncture’ for the classic car market as years of rising prices come to an end – but they don’t expect a repeat of the late 1980s crash. ‘For the next few months I expect prices to remain exactly where they were last month – we cannot push the market.