When Does A Tractor Become An Antique?
Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:38 AM
Posted August 03, 2012 - 11:03 AM
Not too sure even the best of GT's will be around when they are 100 years old!
I do think there will be garden tractors around at the 100 year mark. However, I don't think I will be around then for my favorites. Just saying that although the word "Antique" is somewhat subjective, the most common accepted definition is 100 years.
I personally think that 50 years is a true milestone worth celebrating. Over the next ten years, many of our favorites will hit the 50 year mark.
I prefer to use the word "Vintage", however as this word originated in the wine industry the proper usage is to represent the the year. Such as "Vintage 1962"
On Craigslist I cringe when I see titles like "Antique Garden Tractor", as I know it is probably not a true antique. I like the phrase "Vintage Garden Tractor", even though it is not represented properly with the year of vintage. "1965 Vintage Garden Tractor" is the the proper usage but requires the seller to know the model year.
Just a few of my thoughts on the subject.
Edited by markdombroski, August 03, 2012 - 11:08 AM.
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 06:06 AM
Posted August 04, 2012 - 07:32 AM
Posted August 04, 2012 - 10:02 AM
Our local antique tractor club requires a tractor to be 35 years old to be classified as an antique.
I would consider anything over 30 to be antique. For the simple reason that most people think that a GT will not last that long
With those ages I don't have any "modern" GTs then.
Posted August 04, 2012 - 04:17 PM
Me, I voted for the 30 year mark.
Posted August 04, 2012 - 11:43 PM
Antique: up to 1945
Classic: 1946 to 1975
Intermediate: 1976 to 1989
Modern: 1990 to current
Posted August 05, 2012 - 12:06 AM
The Classic Car Club of America maintains that a car must be between 20 and 40 years old to be a classic, while cars over 45 years fall into the Antique Class
In the United States, an antique car is generally defined as a car over 25 years of age, this being the definition used by the Antique Automobile Club of America.
Edited by markdombroski, August 05, 2012 - 12:07 AM.
Posted August 08, 2012 - 03:09 PM
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