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RE our classic cars

So what does what does the planned ban sales of all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 have on our beloved classic cars Of course there are differing opinions some say calamity, other are less pessimistic and some see opportunity. As my two pennies worth is I cannot see petrol forecourts closing overnight and nor can I foresee millions of petrol and diesel cars vanishing from our roads on 31st December 2039. Who can predict with certainty; but I would suggest that we will not see the demise of petrol for decades and that the new technologies are likely to be developed that will address emissions and pollutants retrospectively …they already exist for diesels. Typically, diesel retrofit involves the addition of an emission control device to remove emissions from the engine exhaust. Retrofits can be very effective at reducing emissions, eliminating up to 90 percent of pollutants in some cases. But there are other alternatives look at these RE’s Re-power Repowering involves replacing an existing engine with a new engine. This strategy is most effective for use in diesel-powered equipment with a useful life longer than that of the engine. Repowering provides an opportunity to install a new engine […]
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What is a Classic Car?

Classic cars are much more than just an old car, but defining what a classic car is can be difficult.  Often, many people have their own ideas of which cars are classics and which are not. Types of Old Car There are multiple categories to classify old cars: veteran, vintage, post-vintage, and classic. Veteran cars were built before WW1, Vintage cars were built before 1940, and post-vintage cars were built between 1930 and WW2. So where do ‘classic cars’ fit into it? A direct definition of a ‘classic car’ is a “post-WWII, pre-1980 model of technical or nostalgic merit”. However, sometimes the term classic car can refer to a range of interesting cars that are no longer built. Ultimately, it’s a difficult term to pinpoint, with many considerations. The Age of a Classic Car In the UK, there is a Road Tax Exemption on Classic Cars. This exemption originally applied to cars that are more than 25 years old, however, now it applies to all cars built before 1973. However, this leaves out some vital cars that many would consider ‘classic’, and includes other cars that we wouldn’t. For example, the Ferrari Testarossa was launched in 1984 and considered a […]
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