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Post by Shuggiegreen on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:46 am

What age would you guys say an Auto Sleeper was a classic ? for example my Clubman is 17 years old would it be to young to be a classic.?
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Re: What age.

Post by daisy mae on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:49 am

I would say it is an icon, as I consider my 2003 Anniversary Clubman to be, do not make them like that any more, mores the pity.
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Post by Paulmold on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:08 pm

In the MMM mag there is a section on Classic Campers and in this they use 15 years as a rough guide which would make all Talbot based vans classics and also many Boxer based vans plus many VW T4 based vans. I don't think Boxer based ones are classic yet nor the VW T4's and certainly some Talbots are in too good condition to be called classic so it really is a personal thing as to what can be called a classic.  Going older, I would call campers based on Bedfords, Transit Mk1 & 2 and Commers classic.

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Post by Roo on Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:11 pm

I'd say my '81 Bedford CF SV100 was a classic nowadays, and probably the Talbot that superseded it but would struggle with anything newer than that. It is all just a matter of opinion though!
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Re: What age.

Post by SherpaSam on Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:29 am

The "What's Vintage" thread from April decided much the same: Vintage or Classic is dependent on how old You are as much as how old your Van is, and changes depending on where you are.
Go to a Vintage rally in a van made in the 90s and you'll look out of place, whereas on a camper site surrounded by the latest thing you'll have loads of people reminiscing about what fun they remember having in their youth.

I still have trouble thinking of my '78 Sherpa as Old, since I remember them as New when I was a Teenager, but to my Teenage Kids it's as old as a wartime vehicle would be to me.
If that makes any sense.
It's a Classic if people have fond memories of it, so the more distinctive the style the easier it is to remember.
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