We've all seen cars, physically assembled two and a half decades ago, that have no rights to the term "classic". So what is a "classic car" then?
Is it simply the time and effort put into the car? Because we've all seen Honda Civics with ages of effort put into them, but no one would call them "classic."
Perhaps then it's rarity that gives a vehicles it's essence...
There really is no one definition to what a "classic car" is, nor do I expect to find one any time soon; I would like to, however, correct some unenlightened friends about their reference to a 2011 Ford Mustang as a "classic". I may not know exactly what a classic is, but I know what it's not... not that!