All classic car devotees long to discover a treasured vehicle hiding in an old yard or at the bottom of someone's garden: an uncovered gem just waiting to be rediscovered.
It is common knowledge that when hunting for a particular brand, you will often struggle to find exactly what you're looking for if you limit yourself to one brand. There are thousands of exciting models to be discovered, so don't restrict your choice, be open to all possibilities.
Most vintage car fanatics revel in researching and looking for cars: the idea that you might find a real delight pleases many. Just like any hobby or collection, the finding can be the fun part; you can even involve your partner, friends or family in the hunt.
The places where a classic car fan might come across a new treasure are endless. In some cases you might come across what one person might deem to be junk when it could be your treasure. Naturally, these sorts of projects tend to involve a lot of time and financial investment. Never turn your nose up at potential offers as you don't know where the offer might lead.
It can sometimes be the case where you might feel slightly disheartened when the jewel you think you've found turns out to be less than an unusual collector's item. Some vehicles might not be worth a fortune but they might provide you with an invaluable experience. Some finds might just require a bit of love and dedication to transform it into something more valuable: the history behind an old vehicle can be quite astonishing in some cases.
Frequently, experts will recommend purchasing the best car your budget allows but this isn't necessarily the best advice as not everyone has a large budget. Purchasing a classic car doesn't translate to purchasing the most immaculate, award-winning model; it's more important to purchase a car which you can enjoy and have some great trips in. Sometimes a classic car owner just wants to relish being able to say they own a Jaguar or a Bugatti, even if it is in a less than perfect state.
Some view the relationship a classic car follower has with their most prized possession as comparable to a romantic novel: the vehicle is desired, the owner dreams about its transformed state and then once the purchase is complete, the two become inseparable. Classic car collecting can become a highly addictive hobby so don't join this club or fanatics without caution.