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New federal regulations make it easier to build and buy classic car replicas

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America’s roads may look a little older in the future. Not the pavement, but the vehicles driving on it.

The Nationa Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finally put the stipulations of a law passed in 2015 into effect that will make it easier to build and buy new replicas of classic cars.

Superformance sells a variety of classic sports car replicas.

Superformance sells a variety of classic sports car replicas.
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The rules set down by the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act were developed in partnership with SEMA, the organization that represents the U.S. automotive aftermarket industry.

The final regulations allow small manufacturers, who build less than 5,000 vehicles annually, to

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Amelia Island’s annual March classic car event has new name and owner

A new name and some big changes are coming to this weekend’s 27th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, as one of the nation’s top classic car events launches its future under new corporate ownership.

Along with honoring the legacy of winning race car team owner Chip Ganassi with a Sunday display of his race cars among many other classics, what is now simply called The Amelia expands its Saturday Cars & Community event with a kids zone and more.

The Amelia was founded in 1996 by local businessman Bill Warner, who led the event for 26 years and remains chairman emeritus after The Hagerty Group acquired the rights in June. The Thursday-to-Sunday concours is in and around the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty’s automotive lifestyle brand and insurance company also own other major classic car events, including the Concours d’Elegance of America and the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. He

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UK Classic Car Collection Destroyed In Storm

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A flattened barn took out a collection worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Ewen Sergison, a racing engineer and high-speed driving instructor, was traveling to his home in the UK when a storm hit the area. While he had a rocky plane trip home, flying through winds blasting up to 100 mph in some places, it was what he saw when he got home that shook him the most. When Ewen returned to home, his barn then collapsed on rare cars, some worth around $350k each.

Ewen had only been home for an hour and a half, following the scary plane ride to get there, when the storm knocked down the barn. He explained:

“We got the dogs in the house and I said to my partner that I thought a tile was going to come off.

“Straight away one did and then

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Classic Car Worth Over $150K Found Being Held Together By Tape

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Stolen in October, a 1973 Holden Torana XUI was recovered with parts taped back together.

A 1973 Holden Torana XUI is not an inexpensive car on the collector car market. Rarely sold to the public, examples that do cross the auction block have no problem pulling well over $100K, and even more when they’re in great condition. So when one goes missing, it’s no small loss. When it was recovered, it’s said that parts of the car were reduced to being held together by tape.

In the early morning last October, a 1973 Holden Torana XUI was stolen from a shed in Napier, on New Zealand’s North Island. Shawn Hardin (pictured above) was caught with the car, and he has several stories about why he had the car, saying he didn’t steal it himself. Shawn claimed he bought the car for $20k and

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See Volkswagen’s amazing classic car collection




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Study crowns the Lamborghini Miura as the greatest classic car

It’s not just new cars that are going up in value. Classic car prices have been on the rise for a number of years, and some models have more than doubled in value since 2019. Ferrari and Lamborghini models top the list, but more down-to-earth classics are sought-after as well.

Website Confused published a study this month that shows which cars have appreciated the most since 2019. Few will be surprised to find a Ferrari at the top of the list, but not many could have predicted the model: the F355, which was built from 1994 to 1995. Its cost has increased by 213.8% (in the United Kingdom, at least) since May 2019. No. 2 is the Testarossa (111.4%), followed by the Lamborghini Miura and the F40 (tied at 100%) and the Alfa Romeo GTV6 (94%; pictured). Well deserved, if you ask us. Looking at the list also reveals

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