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  • Vintage Folding Wooden Yacht Boat Ladder, 20th century
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    $200 - $300

    Vintage Folding Wooden Yacht Boat Ladder, 20th century

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    $200 - $300
    Rafael Osona Auctions
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    $100
  • 1948 Red Willys Jeepster
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    $20,000 - $30,000

    1948 Red Willys Jeepster

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    $20,000 - $30,000
    Rafael Osona Auctions
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    Starting Bid
    $15,000

By their very nature, classic, antique, and vintage automobiles evoke a keen sense of excitement, adventure, and nostalgia. The automobiles auction continues to draw a loyal following of collectors, achieving impressive prices, and establishing Bidsquare as an established auctioneer in the world of classic, antique, and vintage automobiles.

The market for these collectors cars at automobiles auction remains strong as car fans are attracted by the iconic designs and precision engineering of these timeless motor cars. However, there is more than just age that separates a classic, antique or vintage car. To help in understanding, here’s a handful of the key differences between a classic, antique, and vintage automobile.

Classic Cars

Cars or trucks that are around 20 to 40 years old are considered classic automobiles. These vehicles are maintained as close to the original specifications of the manufacturer, otherwise, they fail to qualify as a classic. 

Antique Cars

There are chances of confusion between a classic and antique car, but an antique car is older. Usually, cars that are over 45 years old are considered antique. Similar to classic cars, the antique car should be maintained in conformance to its original specifications.
 

Vintage Cars

Usually, cars manufactured between 1919 and 1930 are considered vintage cars, the cars from the early days of motoring. Of course, the automobiles should be in keeping with the original manufacturer’s specifications.

Quick Facts about Automobiles

  • Benz submitted a patent for a three-wheeled vehicle with a gas engine on January 29, 1886, and is considered as the beginning of the automobile revolution.
  • The cost of the vehicle was $1,000.