One of the major reasons driving the classic cars market in Dubai, Qatar and the region is homesickness. Richard Murphy a British Citizen that lives in Dubai, is enthusiastic about classic car. Richard was motivated to acquire a wreck of an Austin Healey 100M so that he would own a rare piece of British automotive history. The flashy modern cars that flourish Dubai do not catch his attention.
When asked, he said "This is the genuine article," proud of his gleaming, thoroughly restored vehicle. It was easy to figure out the amount of obsession he has for the car. Only 600 were manufactured, out of only a little over hundred still exist in 2007. Display the certificate, Richard Murphy said, "It has been certified by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust as a factory-made Healey 100M and it also has the Le Mans Registry Certificate of membership, "
Further research lead to the conclusion that Qatar classic car owners may be as diverse as the vehicle models they love, or own. However, those owners all share a common factor, Attitude. There are three different types of attitudes noticed among the owners. The most common attitude is pride for their cars, as they will present their belovedings, or wealth as some look at it in the region on their house driveway for those who pass by to stare or ogle at, but the most owners are willing to do is allow the passing by to touch these cars. On the other hand, there is those that hide their loved vehicles even as they brag about them.
And the third type is those who treat the cars very casually. Joerg Grunwald, a resident of Dubai, the ownership, and the privilege of driving classic cars is a way of life. The word popping up most in its sentences is classic. "You should visit Munich," he said of the native of the Bavarian city. He continued by saying "It's a beautiful place with many old and well-preserved buildings: classic!" His love for classic cars leads him to use his driveway to display his shining red 1964 Mercedes Benz 230 SL and a 1965 Triumph TR4.
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