As a lover of all things on four wheels, you may have your eye on the motor markets at the moment. It seems that electric cars are becoming more and more popular at the moment. The news is filled with stories about it, including how new housing needs to include charging points for electric vehicles in the parking lots. Some of you reading this may worry that the days of petrol and diesel are coming to an end. Will the roar of the engine and smell of fuel that comes with a powerful petrol driven car really be a thing of the past?

Fortunately, there is no sign that classic vehicles full of all your favorite petrol driven features will be banned from our roads. Instead, the popularity of car auctions continues to increase. It’s possible we could all be driving something electric to work. The car might even be doing the driving for us! But at the weekends, we can still enjoy all the power and might that only classic cars can deliver. Whether you’re into a Renault 5 or a Porsche Boxster, classic cars will stand the test of time for collectors.

Attending classic car auctions is great fun for any car enthusiast. Some of the vehicles may appear to be little more than old bangers, but every vehicle has a story, and they each have a place in motoring history. It can be really hard not to fall in love with each and every one of these old greats that come up for sale, but for most of us we have to consider space and budget!

2015 Corvette Stingray - 1950s Mobil 1 - 1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 - AOA1200pxYou may be buying a classic car to restore, or maybe you are looking for something in pristine condition. Once you have put in your bid and the vehicle is yours you may need to think about transporting it to your garage. Use an enclosed auto transport service provider to protect your vehicle as much as possible. Remember, the original paint is unlikely to be available anymore, so protect what you can!

It can be tricky to source spare parts for classic models. This might be a factor when you are determining how much you are willing to bid for the car in the first place so do some research first. You can sometimes find like-minded enthusiasts at the auction houses. You may be able to find some good resources and suppliers online too.

As a fan of classic vehicles, you may be in two minds about the rise in popularity of electric cars, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them. Technology will continue to advance to bring us better vehicles. Today’s electric cars will go down in motoring history as pioneers of this new technology. They may even become the classic cars of tomorrow! The esthetic appeal of the new cars may well be commended in the same way our favorite classic cars were when they were brand new. For now, we can enjoy the beauty of either vehicle, and the benefits they bring to our lives.

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Emily Muelford

Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.

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