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Frequently Asked Questions


Some of the questions that we get asked when we are out & about

What is a Veteran car?  =  A Veteran car is a car that was built before 1905.
What is a Edwardian car?  =  A Edwardian car is a car that was built in January 1905 to & including December 1918.
What is the difference between a Veteran and a Vintage car?  =  A Veteran car is as stated above, where vintage cars are built from January 1919 to, I think, 1930's.
What's it worth?  =  Anything up to 9m+. The highest price paid in auction for a Veteran/Edwardian Car was in 2024 for $12.1m [around 9.4m].
To the driver in an open car.
"What happens when it rains?"
 =  You get wet and sometimes very wet.
I thought that all old cars were black?  =  Wrong.   ~ It was only the Ford Model T where the saying was "The Only Colour is Black" and that was only from 1910 to the end of its run in 1927.
Are the wheels solid rubber?  =  A few are, most are pneumatic. Pressure is about 50ppi.
Can you still get parts?  =  Tyres are still made. Some parts are still around. There is, what is called "Old New Stock". Bits are taken from unused cars or made. Broken parts are mended where possible.
Did you buy it new?  =  Most unlikely as the owner would have to be well over 100. The car could have been in the same family for all its life and been driven by a few generations of that family.
 

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