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3 reasons to buy that classic car

29.01.18

classic-car

A new year is underway and for many people, that might bring to mind some more indulgent New Year’s Resolutions – and we say, why not?

It doesn’t have to be about making a sacrifice; if there’s something you’ve wanted for years, such as a classic car for instance, then why not make 2018 the year you take the plunge?

You only get one chance to make each year one to remember, so whether this is the year you invest in an iconic symbol of motoring heritage, or just start saving up for one in 2019-20, here are three reasons why you shouldn’t delay any longer than necessary.

1. Status symbol

You don’t have to be a motoring enthusiast for a classic car to be a sensible purchase, as they also make great investment options.

The sooner you buy a classic car, the better price you will pay for it, and the more its value will increase over the years – unlike brand new cars, which typically lose a significant percentage of their value in the first few years.

Classic cars can even outperform more traditional investments at some stages in the economic cycle, while if you ARE an enthusiast, you could add even more value by fixing up a non-runner.

With enclosed car transporters for classic car deliveries, you don’t need to buy a working vehicle, as it can be safely brought to you by truck without needing to start it up.

2. It’s easy

It’s easier than ever to buy a classic car, with specialist auction houses and classic car transport services that bring your new pride and joy direct to your door in pristine condition.

Our own covered classic car transporters protect original paintwork from weather conditions and road grit during transport, while ensuring the vehicle does not clock up any extra mileage unnecessarily by keeping its wheels off the road.

You might choose to drive it once you take delivery of it anyway – and that’s fine too, nobody is expecting you to keep it parked up as a show piece forever.

But by using secure classic car transport during delivery, you keep those road miles off of the engine, leaving more of the vehicle’s usable life span for your own enjoyment either way.

3. Why wait?

If you’re thinking about buying a classic car, you probably will at some point – so why not do it sooner rather than later?

Year by year we hear the horror stories of people who use less reputable classic car transporters and pay the price for doing so, and that means that over time, the number of classic cars available dwindles too.

If you believe you would be a more conscientious owner, buy your dream car as soon as possible and help to make sure these motoring icons survive for generations to come.

We will be here to help by getting your classic car from A to B not just in one piece, but in the same pristine condition as when we picked it up.

Categories: Classic Car Transport, Classic Cars, Covered Car Transport

Merry Christmas from Ontime Automotive

19.12.17

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It’s that time of year when Ontime Automotive pause to reflect on another successful year, and to wish all of our friends, partners and customers the very best for the holiday season and for a happy 2018. (more…)

Categories: Christmas, Winter

Highlights of the Classic Motor Show 2017 at the NEC Birmingham

21.11.17

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The 2017 Classic Motor Show took place this weekend at the NEC in Birmingham, with 240 motoring clubs represented among the exhibitors and a theme of ‘Family Ties’ looking at the bonds between drivers and their cars, and between the different cars made by each manufacturer. (more…)

Categories: Car Events, Classic Cars

The right way to transport a classic car

24.10.17

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Classic car enthusiasts have all different reasons for owning one or more celebrated vehicles of a certain age, from investment to starting a collection, and of course getting out on the open road and experiencing the vehicle’s drive first hand.
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Categories: Classic Car Transport, Classic Cars

Taking Your Car Abroad? Make Sure You’re Covered!

20.07.17

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The Great British Summer is that time of year when we’re all inspired to pack up our cars and hit the road, conquering the continent by road. Then the unthinkable happens – your car breaks down.

If you haven’t specifically arranged European breakdown cover (and if your policy doesn’t cover it) then Vehicle repatriation is your best hope for salvaging your summer holiday – and your precious car. (more…)

Categories: International Car Transport

The Ferrari 812 Superfast Lives up to its name

13.07.17

ferrari-812-superfast

Can this really be Ferrari’s fastest car ever? It would be perfect for driving down Stelvio pass (Italy) with the style and power of this new beast to add to the Ferrari family.

Boasting a white-hot V12 engine and a blistering 789bhp, the Ferrari 812 Superfast is not only a great stand-in for the F12 – it looks set to rival it. As if that wasn’t enough, Ferrari says the 812 gives a more exciting overall driving experience. (more…)

Categories: Super Cars

Top 5 cars your dad would love

15.06.17

fathers-day-2017

Dads and their cars are a match made in heaven, and many men of all ages are locked in a love affair with their dream vehicle – so with Father’s Day coming on June 18th, we take a look at five of the cars that are perennial favourites with dads everywhere.

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Categories: Classic Cars

Classic Car Shows – Best in June 2017

09.06.17

classic-car-shows-june-2017

The summertime is peak season for classic car shows, and June 2017 is no exception, with a wealth of events scheduled up and down the UK for the weekends.

Come rain or shine, motoring enthusiasts will be out in force to see prime examples of classic cars from years gone by, and our handy guide should help you find a classic car show near you. (more…)

Categories: Car Events, Classic Cars

Jaguar Classic unveil first E-Type Reborn

03.05.17

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Jaguar Classic have revealed the first car to go through the E-Type Reborn scheme, which sees original E-Type Jags completely rebuilt and put up for sale at a price tag of £285,000 and upwards.

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Categories: Classic Cars

Three cars that could make it to the North Pole

03.04.17

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The North Pole was discovered on April 6th 1898 and remains an elusive and ambitious goal for many would-be explorers, especially those who try to complete the journey across the Arctic ice sheet on foot.

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