08.08.2017

British Car Day 2017

British Car Day in Toronto

Hosted annually at Bronte Creek Provincial Park (just west of Toronto) by the Toronto Triumph Club, British Car Day features over 1000 beautiful classic cars, bikes and buses.

This show is of interest to any level of enthusiast or those just plain curious. It’s totally relaxed, bring your car, truck or bike, it’s not a snooty Concours.

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British Car Day
September 17, 2017
Bronte Park, Oakville Ontario
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07.08.2017

Classic Car Prices Set to Fall and Protecting Your Investment

Classic Car ValuesWith the government looking to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, it has been predicted that the cost of buying a classic car at an auction is set to plummet. Whilst this is not great news for those that have invested in classics, it is good news for those that dream of owning their own classic automobile.

Falling Costs
Of course, with petrol and diesel cars looking to be phased out, it could mean that these cars will not be usable in the future, but many classic car fans will be content with purchasing a beautiful car and keeping it as a collector’s item and driving it in the short term. Additionally, they will be able to purchase an automobile that previously they could only ever dream of owning as the costs will fall drastically.

Getting Insured
One of the often overlooked aspects of owning a classic car is getting the automobile insured. Unlike a regular automobile, a classic car is viewed as a passion and prized possession – it is for this reason that you may require a specialist policy to protect against damage and theft. Often, you will find that you can get reductions on your policy as the insurer understands that it is likely to be stored in a secure location, not driven often and that it will be well maintained.

Extended Warranty
Extended warranty is another important aspect to consider before investing in a classic car. As it is an older automobile, there is greater risk of mechanical or electrical failure than a newer vehicle and therefore extended warranties are vital. You will find that many warranty providers do not offer extended warranties to older automobiles as they view them as a liability. Therefore, it is important to use industry leaders like ALA to get covered. This ensures that you do not foot the bill for repairs (the warranty may pay for itself after just one repair). Additionally, many of the industry leaders will also cover the cost of a temporary replacement or travel costs whilst repairs are being made.

With the recent news that the sale of diesel and petrol cars will be banned by 2040, it means that the prices of classic cars are set to drop at auctions and online. Those with a passion for classic will be eager to snap up their dream classic for a fraction of the price, but it is important to remember that you will still need to obtain insurance and an extended warranty to protect your investment.

07.08.2017

How Classic Cars Could Become Used Friendly for Disabled Motorists

How Classic Cars Could Become Used Friendly for Disabled MotoristsToday’s automobiles are packed with all kinds of terrific features that make driving much more user-friendly. In fact, there has been a sharp increase in disabled motorists in recent years due to the fact that there have been so many amazing advancements that can make driving much easier.

The Classic Car Market
Unfortunately, the classic car market is one which is slightly behind in this department. These sought after vehicles are victims of their age in that many are not particularly user-friendly. This is a shame, as there are many people that would love to get behind the wheel of a classic but are currently unable to.

Possible Modifications
That is not to say that it is impossible to make a classic into an automobile that is suitable for disabled drivers. Many of the features that enable an individual with a disability to drive safely are added to the automobile by a certified mobility equipment dealer. This could include installing a joystick to steer the car or pedals that are controlled by hand. This is something that they may consider doing provided that it was safe to do so.

Accessibility
Another aspect to consider is wheelchair accessibility. You will obviously never be able to convert a classic sports car into a wheelchair accessible vehicle, but this could be an option for larger classic cars (like a Land Rover). Wheelchair accessible vehicles are modified standard automobiles, so there is no reason why a large classic car could not be converted and fitted with a ramp or lift system.

The Future
Currently, you will see modern automobiles that have been adapted available from specialists like Allied Fleet. You could soon see classic cars becoming modified too with the increase in the number of disabled motorists joining the roads. The cost could be high, but there is nothing greater than getting behind the wheel of a classic car.

Safety
Of course, the main aspect to remember is that adapting a vehicle so that it is suitable for a disabled motorist is all about safety, practicality and comfort for the individual. It is essential that the individual feels confident and safe behind the wheel, which is why currently it is the newer automobiles that are being adapted for use.

There is no doubt a high demand for classic cars that have been adapted, so with the rise in disabled motorists and the constant strides in amazing technology and adaptations that can be made, it is easy to see this becoming reality in the near future.

13.07.2017

1968 Jaguar Series 1.5 E Type Roadster

1968 Jaguar Series 1.5 E Type Roadster
FOR SALE: 1968 Jaguar Series 1.5 E Type Roadster

This car has had one long time owner. More information on the listing page.

 



 

19.06.2017

These Things Make The New Nissan GTR Roadworthy; Are You Ready For It?

The Nissan GTR is in a class all its own; not your average sedan, it’s a sleek-looking sports car that definitely gets attention out on the road. It has an expensive-looking design without a high price tag. What’s most notable about the 2017 Nissan GTR is that it can handle the road with ease and is a thrilling ride for any driving enthusiast. The best part about the Nissan GTR is everyone will think that you spent a fortune to get everything you wanted in a car and then some — but you’ll know that you didn’t.

Nissan GTR for sale

Perhaps one of the biggest advances in the 2017 model are the exterior design upgrades. The style of the new Nissan, as well as what is under the hood, are both extremely cool. The interior has also been given a facelift, with a completely new dashboard that puts connectivity and infotainment at the tips of your fingers.

A car known for its sports performance, the Nissan GTR for sale, has a six-cylinder engine that is unparalleled in its class. More powerful than ever before, it has 565 horsepower and 467-pound feet of torque, which can give other cars in this class a run for their money. Going from 0 to 60 in three seconds puts this lower-priced sports car into a whole new category of awesomeness.

Although it costs slightly more than a sedan, the Nissan GTR still gets excellent gas mileage for the size and power of its engine. When you are showing it off around the city, it gets about 16 mpg, and it gets 22 mpg when you open it up to full capacity on the highway. It is one of the few sports cars that are practical and economical for day-to-day driving.

The 2017 Nissan GTR isn’t a weekend sports car that you can only take out when the weather permits. It has an all-wheel drive capacity that allows you to go all-terrain and handles ice and snow with ease. Included in the Cold Weather package, for those who live in colder regions, are all-season tires that contain a special type of coolant that keeps you safe on the road.

Designers of the 2017 Nissan GTR knew that handling was integral for this car. They put a lot of technology and thought into making sure that the GTR could outperform even some of the most prestigious sports cars. The adjustable shock absorbers make for a smooth transition in all types of driving conditions.

No expense in upgrades was spared on the 2017 Nissan GTR; it has noise cancellation and comfy seats to ensure that your driving experience is outstanding whether you are going across town or across the country. The 8-inch display allows for full integration with all your technology, which means that the car can convert into an entire entertainment package, with Bose speakers included. The rear-view camera also gives you the additional security of knowing what is in your path and can help those who aren’t all that good with parallel parking. An easy-to-maneuver feel allows you to find a place to park when you go urban.

What does a fast car need? A good braking system — which is good, because the Nissan GTR has one of the best in the industry. The braking test showed that it needs only 99 feet for the car to stop on a dime. The powerful brakes can come in handy when you are out on the open road and want to open it up.

Unlike other sports cars, the Nissan GTR has a cool and innovative design with all the upgrades. What it doesn’t have is the high price tag that can prevent someone from getting the car of their dreams. For someone looking for a high-performance, awesome and sleek-looking car, the 2017 Nissan GTR is the perfect way to make heads turn.

A powerful engine, excellent safety features, and state-of-the-art technology all combine to make the Nissan GTR the perfect sports car. It’s an excellent all-around car that doesn’t need the TLC, is more practical for day-to-day transportation, and it makes a huge impression without putting a dent in the pocket.