Gift guide for the classic car lover

Share

It’s holiday time again, which means – in addition to eating more than you’d like – you’re likely in search of the perfect gift for the classic car lover in your life. Here are some foolproof suggestions guaranteed to please.

Car Care Products – Classic car owners generally spend a lot of time washing and detailing their vehicles, and Griot’s Garage (www.griotsgarage.com) has an extensive line of products for every job. From a basic Spray-On Car Wash Kit ($19.99) to a mid-range Starter Car Care Kit ($59.99) to the new 6-inch Orbital Polisher ($164.99), Griot’s also has a product for every budget.

Garage DécorMake your good garage a great garage with a vintage automobile poster or sign … or maybe a new one that simply looks old. You’ll find a great selection of vintage gas and oil signs, clocks, retro items, posters and personalized signs at www.garageart.com. The online shop offers gifts in every price range, from its “Under $10” section to $250 porcelain signs and $4,000 neon signs. Looking for vintage automotive posters? At www.VintageAutoPosters.com, you’ll find a huge inventory of marque, event and product advertising from the early 1900s through the 1960s – guaranteed original.

Gear Ring Jewelry – Show your love for all things mechanical with a unique gear ring from Kinekt Design (www.kinektdesign.com). Available for $165, the stainless steel ring has micro-precision gears that turn in unison when the outer rims are spun, making it not only attractive but fun to wear.

Car Covers – Let’s face it, you can never be too protective of your 1965 Mustang, can you? One option for covering your beloved car, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, is a CarJacket (www.carbag.com). Available for $199, the special non-breathable polyethylene cover is actually a bag that zips completely to prevent moisture from forming on the vehicle’s surface. Its little brother, the MotoJacket, is designed for motorcycles ($149). If you’re looking for something more traditional, the California Car Cover Company (www.calcarcover.com) offers custom-fit covers starting at $135; its ultimate outdoor Superweave cover goes for about $819.

Motorsports Watch – For high-end jewelry with a motorsports feel, look for Hanhart watches. The Primus Racer, in particular, pays tribute to the days when lap timers relied on stop watches to gauge speed. The stainless steel Racer – which includes “small” seconds, 30-minute counter, date and, of course, time of day – is a five-star head turner with a four-figure price tag (www.gundersons.com).

For more classic car stories and videos from Hagerty, click here.

Learn the value of your classic car for free with Hagerty Valuation Tools.

You may also like

  • 1
  • /
  • 3
Share
Read next Up next: Losses and Lessons: ’71 Chevelle weathers the storm, escapes with scratches