A classic vehicle is called such because of the desirability of the vehicle. If a vehicle is considered a collectible due to factors such as a high performance engine, being a sports car with 2-doors, having a special body shape or if the vehicle is a convertible.

Classic autos are unique or fine cars that often were built between 1924 and 1948. These vehicles can have custom coachwork. These are cars that were built for for high performance and were of the top design for the period.

Special auto insurance is usually purchased for this type of vehicle as you want to be sure of the amount of money you will receive in a claim. Sometimes you need to provide an appraisal to the insurance company which can include not only the condition but the worth of the car.