Classics attract

female fans

Jodie Kidd with classic cars

MORE and more women are getting hooked on classic cars and Birmingham is the UK hotspot for female enthusiasts.

A poll by classic car insurance specialists Footman James has revealed than one in four women would consider buying a classic.

And Birmingham is the top place for female classic owners ahead of Tonbridge in Kent, Bristol, Sheffield and Brighton.

The research, which polled over 2,000 adults, revealed 26 per cent of women would now consider buying a classic car - showing the classic car club is no longer reserved for the stereotypical middle-aged man.

Footman James' data also revealed that over the past two years, the number of female classic car owners has risen by 40 per cent, with female customers expected to account for 11 per cent by the end of 2016.

The average age of a female owner has fallen consistently over the last few years, now standing at 52 years old.

According to the study, the top classic car makes owned by women were Morris, Volkswagen, MG, Mazda and Land Rover

Footman James' research also found that on average men spend more each year maintaining their classic spending £1,700 compared to the £1,500 forked out by female buyers.

Footman James spokesman Liam Lloyd said:"Nowadays the classic car market is no longer an old boys club, with female owners proving their savviness when it comes to picking the top performing models."

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