Classic Cars an investment or part of the family

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Classic cars need to be part of the family

After the 2008 financial crash classic cars became very pricey and some people looked to make money.  But David Brown says a great car should go to someone who will love it.

I borrowed the latest Jaguar F-Type sports car to display at a local car show. 3.8 litre super charged V6. I parked beside a yellow 1972 V12 E-type convertible. A beautiful car that had been lovingly kept.

The lady who sold Murray, the new owner, the E-Type had actually knocked back a couple of buyers because she didn’t like them and she wouldn’t let them buy her husband’s car after he recently passed away.

She wanted to honour her spouse by making sure his much loved vehicle went to a good home. Murray even sourced the same number plate when he registered it in his home state.

About David Brown 122 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto