Where to Store Your Vintage Car

Whether you have a classic Aston Martin DB5 or a sleek, quick Lotus Esprit, outside in the winter elements is no place for your vintage baby. In order to decide where to store it, you have to first recognize the objectives for car storage, then an informed decision can be made.

Keeping the Interior Clean

Interestingly, although the exterior would otherwise be exposed to the elements, once stored, the interior may be a more significant concern. If the environment is too moist, the interior will be vulnerable to mould. Not only does this smell bad and look horrendous, but it can also damage your car as the mould eats away at any organic material it can gain access to. You, therefore, want a relatively airy, dry place for your vehicle.

Make It Accessible for Maintenance

Putting the car away and locking the door may not be sufficient if you want to make sure it starts back up again in the spring. You should start the car at least once every month and take it for a drive to make sure the engine warms up properly. Therefore, you will need to store it in a place close to your home—or at least close enough to make maintaining it not too much of a bother.

Consider Your Own Shed

Given the storage costs that will have to be paid each month and the inconvenience of putting it in your mate’s garage, the best option may be to buy or build your own shed. If you have the space on your property, the costs of a shed will likely pay for themselves within the first couple of winters. The structure needn’t be complicated, just a modest shelter for your car and a few other things. This way, you can keep it close to home and make sure it has the ventilation and low humidity level you need.