Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Classic And Muscle Cars

Classic cars are those which were produced or built between 1946 and 1985. Some qualities make a car a classic, such as having a power clutch, power brakes, automatic lubrication system, engine displacement or luxury accessories. Usually, these additions determine whether or not a car is classic. These cars were very highly priced because of their limited quantities. These cars are antique vehicles, which are made a minimum of twenty years prior to the current year. The billion dollar businessmen like to purchase such classical cars as luxury items. Some models include: Alfa Romeo, Du Pont, Triumph, Packard, Lincoln, B.M.W.

After the second World War, manufacturers of classic cars decided to change the styles and models and tried to make more improvements in the engines and other parts. In 1946, Kaiser-Frazer and Crosely made some changes, so all kinds of automobiles were developed, and new plans were made. Such cars were also use in old Hollywood movies. Some of these new additions included the removable trunk, headlights and other accessories. Classic muscle cars were low speed. There are some classic model cars that were never mass produced and are only shown at the classic cars shows. Some makers of classics introduced their new models in nineteenth century, such as Ford. This company is now making high-speed cars, which are famous all over the world.

In these types of cars, safety was usually not a priority. A driver of this type of car must be very careful while driving. Mostly, cars had no seat belts, crumple zones or rollover protection. Brake performance was also very poor as compare to the current standards. The driver had to control its speed. Sometimes, spare parts for classic cars were not available in every city. The driver had to find such spare parts in different cities. So, in many parts of United States, using classic cars for daily vehicles is strongly discouraged and is even prohibited in some places.

A Volvo Amazon is considered to be one of the best classic cars. In 1956, it was quite a piece of work. This company offered a good safety level on all of its cars. This model was the first car which had three seat-belts. The Volvo Amazon is still in use, which has proven that it is a very reliable car. Other accessories, like headlights, brakes, etc. were also available to replace any damaged parts. These qualities made the Volvo a great and successful car out of all of the classic cars. You can see its classic models in old cars museums.

Now, classic cars have antique value on the market. We can see them in large classic and old car museum. Such cars are also purchased for use in hobbies. The main important qualities for classic cars are their strong bodies and their strong engines, which last for a lifetime and never need repair. Also, other accessories like headlights and brakes etc are of the best quality manufactured.

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