A vintage vehicle covers any passenger car or light commercial originally built before 1948. The category also includes the ‘veteran’ era of vehicles built up to 1918 and refers to stock-condition or close-to-stock vehicles in both instances.
- All kinds of passenger automobiles and light commercial vehicles built before 1948.
- Ford Model T
- Ford Model A
- ‘Bullnose’ Morris Oxford
- Austin 7
- Chevrolet Master/Standard
- MG TA/TB/TC
- Curved-dash Oldsmobile
Vintage covers any passenger vehicle or light commercial built before 1948. With JUST CARS, this category also covers the ‘veteran’ era, generally regarded as ranging from the late 1800s to 1918.
The archetypal vintage car for sale in Australia is Ford’s Model T. Produced from 1908 to 1927, it covers the veteran and vintage eras and is easily the most popular single model in this country.
Ford’s Model A and later models, Chevrolets from the ’20s and ’30s, and similar Dodges, Chryslers, Plymouths and Buicks are other popular makes and models for those looking to buy a vintage car in Australia, but there are many more American models from this era available for sale in Australia, as well as British and European brands, so rare and forgotten makes and models can be found in this category, too.
1927 Ford Model T
Examples of vintage British cars for sale in Australia include prestige marques like Rolls-Royce, Alvis, Jaguar and Bentley, as well as the ‘bullnose’ Morris Oxford, and similar models from the likes of Vauxhall, Standard, Jowett, Armstrong-Siddeley, Humber, MG, Hillman and others. The most successful was the Austin 7 which was Great Britain’s equivalent to the Ford Model T.
Vintage cars for sale in Australia rarely include actual Australian brands, though, as the local automobile industry was essentially non-existent, with no recognisably “Australian” brand produced in any volume until 1948.
The same applies to Japan, with only tiny amounts of vehicles produced for the domestic market in this period and exports not commencing until the 1950s.
While passenger vehicles and light commercials of all types are suitable for this category, heavy trucks and similar vehicles (ie., requiring a heavy vehicle licence) will only be listed at JUST CARS’ discretion.
All vehicles submitted for this category MUST be in complete or near complete condition, even if disassembled, to be suitable for listing. Groups of random parts and vehicles regarded as being beyond near-complete condition will not be listed.