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Preserving Classic Cars under the World Heritage Status

Protecting Classic Cars from Destruction

There is no denying that cars have shaped history as we know it today. Since their invention over 130 years ago, they continue to hold social and historic value.

Unfortunately not everyone sees it that way, as some classic cars are still ending up in junkyards, or rusting away into oblivion. 

Which is why prominent automotive groups are advocating UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to include cars under the World Heritage Status.

Both FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) and FBHVC (British Historic Vehicles) want the same status that protects historic buildings and monuments to cover all cars 30 years or older. This will officially define classic cars as having cultural or historic value, making it illegal to destroy them.


Certain cars would also be able to access the World Heritage Fund to finance their maintenance and restoration.

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The calls to implement the status date back to 2012, when FIVA drafted what's called the Turin Charter. The aim was to preserve the knowledge of operating and restoring such vehicles. With it came a set of guidelines. It detailed everything from their upkeep, to the presentation and use. But while it allows driving for pleasure, it would bar classic cars from entering historic racing events.

For those who own classic cars and are looking to ship them overseas, it's important to consider the rates and options available. International car shipping to Europe can vary depending on the size and weight of the vehicle, as well as the distance and mode of transportation. It's recommended to research and compare different shipping companies to find the best rates and services. Additionally, it's important to ensure that the shipping company is experienced in handling classic cars and has the necessary equipment and expertise to transport them safely. Taking the time to find a reliable and reputable shipping company can help protect your cherished classic car during transport.