To qualify as such for tax purposes, the car must be at least 15 years old at the end of the tax year, and have a market value of over £15,000
according to the CCCA (Classic Car Club of America) the term refers to cars made between 1925-1948; these cars have all the model options of the time, were made in limited numbers, displaying superior craftsmanship. The list, however, does not include all cars. For instance, a Bentley or Alfa Romeo made during this time is a classic, while only certain Jaguars would be considered a classic. See also vintage car.
normally denotes a car that is more than 25 years old; however, occasionally a newer car may be considered "classic" for some reason.
A car that is considered among the finest of its kind, generally makes and models produced from 1925-1948.