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when is a car vintage?

This part of the forum has been for cars made in 1979 and before for at least a couple years. I was wondering if my 1983 200D will ever be vintage.
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A 1983 200D is a W123 model, for which there is a specific subforum:

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Generally a car becomes "vintage" after thirty years, that is the definition of a vintage car by the FIVA (the international classic car organisation FIVA - Commissions ).
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W123's were also made in 1976/1977/1978/1979.
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W123's were also made in 1976/1977/1978/1979.
I think Benzworld chose 1979 as the cut-off point for this Vintage forum because of the changeover from old S class (W116) to new S class (W126) in 1979/1980.

The W123 was indeed made from 1976 to 1985, but because of the seperate subforum for W123 model, it will never become "vintage" for this Vintage forum.
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thank you for making sense of that for me Govert70227
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