Benefits of Purchasing a Classic Car

If you’re wondering whether purchasing a classic car is worth it, look no further. Here’s a look at the benefits of buying these cars so that you can approach auctions with confidence and get a deeper understanding of why these purchases are in a league of their own.

Classic Cars
Before we dive into the benefits, let’s briefly recap what we define as a classic car. These cars are at least a couple of decades old and are in good working order. They feature their original parts and style, without heavy alterations.

Benefits of Buying a Classic Car

Having the dream of sitting in the driver’s seat, turning the key, getting into gear and then taking off in a car from another era is just one part of the decision to buy a classic car. Here are some of the other benefits:


They’ve got the look: classic cars stand out in the modern world, typically turning heads and sparring conversation. As much as you love the car, having one says a lot about you as a car enthusiast and gives others an idea of your lifestyle and tastes. It also means you’re inevitably joining a community of car enthusiasts.

Maintenance matters: While classic cars are known for their quality, they require maintenance and adhesion to their original parts. This can be expensive, but it’s what helps extend their lifespan and is often a welcome part of owning a classic car, meaning your hobby can be to get under the hood and get your hands greasy. It is also what will maintain its standing as a classic car that is more than a collector’s item to look at, but one to experience first-hand.

Upheld value: Purchasing classic cars is an investment as these cars are known for retaining their value and in some cases, appreciate in value. For their form and quality, you can be rest assured it’s gone from one car lover to the next.

Safety: Many modern and budget-friendly cars of today are just not built the same. Classic cars have the body to protect you better. It is, however, important to keep in mind that modern-day safety features will likely not feature and the extent of this will depend on how old the car is (think ABS and in some cases, airbags).

Experience: You can enter another era at a shift of gear with classic cars. Getting to experience the car and hear the sounds that are just not the same with modern-day cars may well be enough to give you chills.

Used Car Auctions in the UAE
When it comes to buying a classic car in the UAE and GCC, your best bet is to buy it at auction. These online auction sites are where you’ll find a class of classic cars in the country at costs that are finalized upon by the interested parties.

Browse CBC’s fleet of classic cars to get a taste of what’s currently on offer in the UAE and GCC.