Following our previous blog on converting classic cars it was interesting to learn of a recent comment by David Whale, Chairman of the FBHVC (Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs)
He says “Whilst we must fully accept that owners are free to do what they wish with their historic vehicles; we must make clear our definition of those converted vehicles in terms of their historic status. We, like FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) feel that the combustion engine and related engineering, is a key part of the heritage of a vehicle and is crucial to how it looks, sounds, smells and feels in order to represent the era in which it was constructed as a historical piece.”
Furthermore, the FHBC comments that new cars built with electric power in the image of a classic car in their minds were considered entirely modern cars.
Whilst we at Classic Prestige understand the drive of the electric revolution (and indeed our sister company Prestige sell these type of vehicles) but retrospectively applying this to classic cars just doesn’t seem quite right. Of course there’s is still uncertainty about what happens in years to come concerning emissions and fuel.
Great minds …lets just stick with great classic cars