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Classic Car Enthusiasts – A Rare Breed?

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Transporting your car to another state for servicing is not as uncommon as you might think.

We recently covered a story on a gentleman who asked us to move his Ferrari from Melbourne to Canberra to a specialist mechanic. We also had another customer who sent his two Jaguars to Sydney to be serviced.

Since Door to Door Car Carrying regularly deals with a variety of avid classic car enthusiasts we understand the importance of quality service when it comes to older cars and are more than happy to deliver with our personalised onsite pickup and careful courier.

But we’ve also been thinking lately about classic car enthusiasts. Just who they are and what inspires them to want to own cars like this, especially when there’s the need for specialist servicing involved.

We’ve done some internet research and come up with the following facts about this rare breed of car owner which might interest you.

Fact #1

Just 0.5% of Australia’s driving population own and drive a classic car – ‘classic’ being defined as cars manufactured between 1950 and 1979.

Fact #2

While wealthy and famous collectors make up one end of the spectrum, owners/drivers of classic cars (‘50s, 60’s, and 70’s) are more likely to earn $15,000 – $25,000 a year.

Fact #3

People who drive classic cars tend to have a different outlook on cars and life than those who drive recent models.

Fact #4

They don’t use their classic car as transport from A to B and nearly all of them have a second vehicle for this purpose.

Fact #5

Classic car owners are usually well qualified to perform maintenance on their vehicle, unless it needs specialised parts or restoration.

Fact #6

Classic car owners are likely to have worked on their car in the last three months.

Fact #7

Reasons for buying a classic car include ‘fun’, ‘sex appeal’, ‘handles like a racing car’.

Fact #8

Classic car owners are ambivalent about the modern age and new technology, preferring things to stay the same.

Fact #9

People who own and drive classic cars are passionate about them and will often reach out to specialist mechanics and restorers to ensure they are in tip-top condition.

Sourced from: Roy Morgan Research

If you have found a mechanic or car restorer for your classic car then give us a call. Door to Door Car Carrying is the best choice for transport for car specialist services, and we’re happy to assist!