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There has been a revolution in the classic car scene in the past decade or so. Dealerships specialising only in classic cars have sprouted in our major centres, and there is an increased awareness of the “coolness” of classic cars.

Having bought my first classic car (a 1966 VW Karmann Ghia) way back in the 1990s, I have seen this awareness develop, particularly in the way other motorists react to classics. Nowadays you are more likely to get an appreciative thumbs-up half a dozen times on each short journey you take, if  your classic happens to be one of the recognised collectables...

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