There are differing opinions as to what qualifies a classic car. Some people say a car has to be at least 50 years old to be considered a classic, while others set the bar even higher. The official definition may be a bit vague, but you know a classic when you see it. These sites all specialize in classic cars in one way or another, whether it be pictures, information or even online ads for cars you might even be able to buy.
General Classic Car Information
A nice all-around site for the classic car enthusiast, complete with forums, articles, advice columns and a hell of a lot more. There are also classified ads for classic cars, links to sites that sell special car parts and even an amazingly in-depth price guide so you can find out just how much you’re getting ripped off.
There are a lot of car blogs out there but not that many that are dedicated solely to classic cars. Classic Nation is a regularly updated blog that features the latest in classic car news, car show listings and plenty of sweet pics and videos.
Motor Trend Classic
This excellent car magazine has tons of great content devoted to classic cars, including in-depth features and a classic car blog.
Classic Car Parts
Old Classic Cars
If you own a classic car and want to know how to deal with rust, car modifications or just getting the damn thing to start then this is a good site for you. There is a solid collection of educational articles about antique cars, from what to look for when buying one to how to properly maintain it for everyday use. They also have information on where to buy car parts, other types of car memorabilia (such as road signs) and classic car magazines and books. Even their car gallery is unique. Instead of just posting the latest user-submitted pics these guys post vintage car pics that were taken back when the cars were new.
Vintage Car Parts
Need a braking system for a Ford Cortina Mk1? They got it here. If you own a classic auto then you know how hard it can be to find replacement parts for it. These guys have a pretty good selection of car parts for all kinds of classic cars and their prices seem pretty reasonable too.
Vintage Car Kit
If you have the time and patience you can probably find the classic car of your dreams for sale somewhere no matter how rare or hard to find it may be. If you don’t have the time or patience (but do have $19.00) you can buy this e-book that promises to tell you where to look, what to look for and what to ask when shopping for a classic car.
Buying and Selling Classic Cars
Great Old Cars
If you’re looking to buy or sell your vintage automobile then you might want to check this place out first. They have a good classified service that will allow you to post your car for free and they also have some good pay services that include car appraisals and VIN reports. Their directory to other classic car sites is gigantic too.
More Classic Car Sites
Insurance may not be the first thing you think about when buying a classic car, but you’re going to want to keep it in mind. Grundy is a unique insurance company that specializes in insuring antique and muscle cars. It makes sense when you think about it, would you want to have the same insurance for your ’67 Shelby Mustang that you did for your 1991 Chevy Geo?
Dashboard News - Classic Cars
Get the latest in classic cars from this cool car blog. Get great photos and updates.
Hub Cap Café
This site just does two things, but it does them very well. First, it has a huge selection classic car pictures that are searchable by manufacturer. Second, it has constantly updated calendar listing all the upcoming car shows across the country (and Canada.) You can search the calendar by location and date, which is something that many sites won’t let you do.
Busted Knuckle Garage
So you have the classic car of your dreams, now it’s time to accessorize! From slick key chains to stylish cabinets for your garage this site has all you’ll need to make your home, garage and car look great together.