Perhaps it’s because we’re all still unconsciously remembering ’80s and early ’90s cars as just “older cars,” not permitted into the classic circle—and I just can’t seem to understand why. I’m biased having grown up in the era, but some of my all-time favorite automobiles were produced in the 1990s, and I think it’s about time we collectively starting referring to select models as the classics they are—perhaps based on the criteria mentioned above.
Of course, this is just my opinion on the matter, but we want to hear what you readers think. Is there a particular year “cut-off” for what defines a classic car, or is it a rolling number like the federal classic car import exemption? Do we need another term to separate vehicles post–pick-a-year? Tell us what you think in the comments!