Colorado, like many other states I assume, offers special license plates for "collector or classic" vehicles, as seen below:
The criteria for such a plate is that the vehicle must be over 25 years old. Typically, these plates have been seen on cars such as the '57 Chevy Bel Air (neat!), '62 Cadillac El Dorado (drool...), or a stock '67 Ford Bronco (something that I am always after). However, the other day, I saw such plates on a late 70s or early 80s Chevy Citation. As I was behind one at a light, I was suprised at both seeing a running Citation in 2009 and the fact that it was considered a "collector" vehicle.
I was weirded out by this...
So, like, I am just getting older and now astounded at the fact that cars built after my birthdate are now eligible?
Or could it be that mass produced cars from a weird era in the industry are just not worthy of "collector" status.
Your thoughts. Is a classic car based on age alone (like the Citation) or should it be based on image (like the '72 Chevelle)?