It's a definition dilemma and a burning question among car enthusiasts – when
does a car become a classic? Agreeing on an impalpable point in time that
constitutes a Classic Car definition is rather challenging...
one can certainly consider a veteran car to be one built before the First World
War, a Vintage Car to be one built before 1930 and Post-Vintage a
classification used for cars built between 1930 and the end of the Second World War,
there is definitely a grey area on what cars built after this point are
considered to be.
may consider a car made in the 1950s as a Classic, whilst others consider
classic cars to be ones from the 1980s. Although there is no precise
definition, the Classic Car Club of America considers a car to be classic if
aged between 30 and 49 years, and modern classics are defined as cars aged
between 15 and 25 years old.
1969 BEETLE A CLASSIC? SURE!
from age, there also has to be some aesthetic appeal for a car to be considered
a Classic and appreciated as such. Whether this be the design, colour or
timeless engineering, a classic beauty needs to have a somewhat subtle envy
would a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle be considered a classic? Absolutely!
Volkswagen Type 1, affectionately the Volkswagen Bug or Beetle, is renowned for
being one of the first rear-engined cars ever launched. With more than 21-million
manufactured since its inception in 1938, the Beetle is the longest-running and
most-manufactured car of a single design platform worldwide and, as the years
have passed, various models have come and gone.
this, the Beetle has most certainly stood the test of time given that the "New
Beetle" was launched in 1998.
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fourth in an international poll for the world's most influential car of the 20th
century undertaken in 1999, the VW Beetle will go down in history as one of THE
most classic cars. Despite being around for over 70 years, it never loses its
appeal. As an ideal first collector car, the Beetle is a firm favourite amongst
classic car enthusiasts.
does one get their hands on a classic VW Beetle? Well, there are various
sellers worldwide that you could purchase one from and subsequently embark on a
rewarding restoration project… or you could stand a chance of winning one with Soweto
VW, Barons VW Bruma and Barons VW Woodmead!
you need to do is book your car in at one of these participating dealerships
for a service, or a free 1-hour 20-point holiday check, during December and
January and you could win a refurbished retro 1969 Cherry Red Volkswagen
FANCY CLASSIC SUMMER WHEELS?
only are the guys at Soweto VW, Barons VW Bruma and Barons VW Woodmead ticking
the “vehicle safety check” box on your holiday check list, but they could also
be starting your New Year off with a BANG!
if you fancy a classic set of summer wheels for yourself, visit Soweto VW,
Barons VW Bruma or Barons VW Woodmead TODAY and you could be the lucky winner!
more details click here or contact the Service Department at a participating VW dealer (below)
VW (011) 989-5300 | 10895 Klipspruit Valley Road, Soweto
Bruma (011) 856-2600 | 224 Albertina Sisulu Road, Dewetshof
Woodmead (011) 208-8000 | 4 Waterval Crescent, Woodmead