On the 29th of January, 2013, the 127th birthday of the automobile, the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) introduced important guidelines for owners of historical vehicles. The Turin Charter, presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany, provides guidance on questions of authenticity.
FIVA’s Turin Charter underlines the significance of the automobile in terms of cultural heritage and addresses questions of authenticity – an important issue for all owners of classic automobiles. It sets out the case for a responsible approach to dealing with classic vehicles and provides guidance about their use, upkeep, repair and restoration.
The Charter was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, exactly 127 years after Carl Benz registered his patent at the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin. The corresponding policy paper had previously been approved by delegates at the General Assembly of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens in October 2012.
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Springfield-built 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster, Best of Show at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. Photo by David Droschak.
In December of 1924, a young but already wealthy Howard Hughes ordered a 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster from a dealer in New York City, paying a reported $13,450 for the luxury automobile. Later, this car would spend over 40 years in a Florida barn before being discovered by current owner Guy Lewis of Pinecrest, Florida, in 2014. Fresh from a multi-year restoration completed in February 2017, this Springfield-built Rolls-Royce earned Best of Show honors at the recent Pinehurst Concours d’Elega [...]
PL Motors is very proud to announce the inclusion of the Castrol Classic Range to the business. We have been awarded the right to use and distribute the range of products recently made available in South Africa by Castrol Classic.
For many years now there has been a void in the availability of the correctly formulated oil with correct viscosities for our classic cars as was originally developed and recommended by the vehicle manufacturers.
As technology has advance, we have been forced to use the lubrications that have been developed for the modern engines manufactured. These have different temperature and pressure values to what is required by our beloved classic cars. The oil galleries are also narrower and hence the oils have become thinner. Our beloved classics still need the original specification oils [...]
Taken from the SAVVA website, this helps all collectible car owners to classify their vehicles correctly. Antique, Vintage and Classic cars have subtle but important differences, and the terms shouldn’t be used interchangeably.
Class A Ancestor – Built prior to December 31, 1904
Class B Veteran – Built between January 1905 & December 31, 1918 Generally the above classes are rallied together under the banner of Veteran
Class C Vintage – Built between January 1919 & December 31, 1930
Class D Post Vintage – Built between January 1931 & December 31, 1945
Class E Post War – Built between January 1946 & December 31, 1960
Class F Post 60 Built between January 1961 & December 31, 1970