Classic cars are not the same as antique cars. The real car buff knows that any car that was made after 1948 is simply a classic car. In order to be antique car, it has to have been made prior to 1949. Finding a good antique car is a lot harder than finding a good classic car. Classic cars are an extremely popular hobby among many people across the nation. Because genuine antique cars are harder to come by; especially if they are still running, they cost a great deal more money. The best place to find an antique car is through an auction. Auctions are both in your city/state or online. When you are thinking of purchasing an antique car on the internet, go to a legitimate website like EBay as some auctions could be a lie and you could end up with an antique car model instead. It is a common scam among online antique car auctions. The photos are just enlarged to make them look like real cars. Also, if you are thinking of buying an antique car, you should know that you could easily end up paying thousands and thousand s of dollars for one even if it doesn't run. The cost of collecting antique cars gets even higher if you are planning to restore them and get them to run properly. First of all, you have to find and purchase the parts for it which can be very expensive as some parts are almost impossible to find. Then you have to repaint it and fix the body etc. there are so many things that go into collecting or purchasing even one antique car that it can be very stressful on some people. For those that are prepared for the time and money that antique cars can offer, it can be the best and most fulfilling thing you do. It is like making history come alive right in your own back yard.