Classics to be banned from Paris within two years


Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë plans to ban cars that are more than 17-years old from Paris in a move opponents have branded "anti-social, anti-suburban and anti-motorist".

The proposals would outlaw classics at a stroke, but also mean that even Youngtimers such as the Peugeot 205 and the Citroën BX would no longer be welcome within the A86 Autoroute that surrounds the capital.

Opponents say the legislation would turn Paris into an ‘island for the rich’ and point to the country’s heavy reliance on diesel – which emits three times the particulates of petrol and powers 60% of French vehicles – as a bigger problem.

The proposals mean that ’bikes built before 2004, plus lorries and buses of more than 18-years old would be banished, too.



So no more Retromobile then?


Also what are they going to do during Retromobile?


But why these cars are going to be banned : adult onesies


This move for a fact is really distressing.I do understand the circumstances under which the authorities have decided on taking this measures but this move is totally uncalled for.The classics are so called because of the fact that they have been through various generations and still people loved them and it wasn't upto a particular generation that the car was famous but over a span of many years.Take the Chevy Impala 1967 for instance.It was a car popular aroud the time my granddad was around.Even during my dad's days the car was popular.To this day it remains one of the most popular cars of all time.Even Car manufacturers like bmw or mercedes would agree to the fact that although the technology has advanced and those cars are outdated and probably only a few of the mercedes mechanics were around to fix those cars,these cars have been one of the finest creations ever.

Peter Fulton

Classic cars were so popular in old days. Whenever I see an old Hollywood film, I see these classic cars running on the roads. These classic cars looks so simple like the above picture. But now a days with popularity of new designed luxury cars, sports car , hybrid cars the use of classic cars going down. According to the article the classic cars from Paris will be banned within 2 years. Mini Cooper Repair Simi Valley


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