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As of 1 February 2016, the "historic road vehicle" status is bestowed upon any vehicle (whether a car, bus, tractor, motorbike or lorry) that fulfils the following conditions:
Luxembourg is currently home to 20.243 classified vehicles, 10.073 of which are cars.Numbers from SNCA on 31.12.2018
The Lëtzebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun asbl (LOF) represents the affiliated societies of historic vehicle collectors. It strives to protect, preserve and promote old vehicles, in both legal and cultural contexts. The LOF also guarantees the national authority of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA).
Hilaire Schneider, President of the LOF, explains: "We have two objectives: to share our passion for vintage vehicles, and to continue to defend the right to use historic vehicles on our roads, in line with the FIVA slogan: ‘Yesterday’s vehicles on Tomorrow’s roads’.
In order to bring together all historic vehicle players and amateurs, we organise monthly and annual events that are now relatively well known, such as the Autojumble (9-10 March 2019), the Oldtimerbreakfast (every third Sunday from April to October) and the Oldtimerday (21-22 September 2019)."
Classic vehicles are part of our heritage, reflecting the cultural, technical and industrial changes that took place in the 20th century.Hilaire Schneider - President of the LOF
The best thing you can do for your historic vehicle is to drive it around! Take it out of your garage on a regular basis, whether in summer or in winter. Make sure you clean your car properly when weather conditions are damp or cold, as this helps protect the body and chassis from rust. Once your car is clean, apply a good quality polish to remove any rust and finish off with a protecting product, such as wax. Several cleaning products are available that are geared specifically towards vintage vehicles.
If you prefer to keep your vehicle indoors during the winter months, cover it with a protective tarp in a garage with a stable temperature. To protect the tyres, you can put your car on jack stands.
Although the classic vehicle market has slowed down these past few years, it remains thriving for exceptional models. While some legendary cars that marked their time, like the Porsche 911 or the Ferrari Testarossa, are safe bets, the oldtimer market remains buoyant with a wide variety of prices to suit all budgets.