Certain words mean different things to different people, and in fact semantics can create a grey area in communication that can cause great confusion and kerfuffle. The clarification of meaning can also offer about the only viable out when trying to explain an ill conceived statement. One of the great grey areas of the automotive world is the concept of what is a Classic, because pretty much everyone and his brother has a different interpretation of what it takes to earn that appellation.
And today, I want you to tell us yours.
You’ve no doubt seen them from time to time, the online car ad that promotes the vehicle as a classic, and the only attribute that supports that claim is that, they ain’t makin’ ’em any more. Sure, that ’98 Plymouth Breeze with its Bowery Boy of a two litre might make a good driver for someone of meager means, but the fact that Chrysler isn’t churning them out any more doesn’t make it a classic.
Thing of it is, no one can really put their finger on what is a classic when the discussion turns to cars and trucks of fairly recent manufacture. That’s why today, I want you to give us your take on what is the youngest car around today that has earned the right to that title. What do you think is the newest that you would call a Classic?