New research has discovered there has been a rise in the number of female classic car owners, with female drivers predicted to account for 11% of the overall market by the end of 2016.

A survey from Footman James amongst more than 1000 women found female owners were driven to make their purchase because they felt it was a good investment and they enjoyed the nostalgia.

One enthusiast, Jennifer Negus, who shared her story with Footman James said: “I have always enjoyed different cars but my definition of a classic car would be a car with style and one that does not blend in.

“It’s one that looks special and wants to be seen and reflects the person that drives it as anyone can own a normal car.

“My cars are a Nissan Figaro 1991. It’s a classic no matter what some people say.

“I am a serving soldier and when I was in Afghanistan in 2010 I was looking for a new car and found the following Figaro. When I flew home for my 2 weeks leave during my tour, I went and got it. I called her FEFE.

“Last year I brought my Kit car (called Kit Kat). I always wanted a kit car. Seeing them as a kid, I reached a point where I was running out of things to do and places to travel so thought I would bring my midlife crisis forward (I’m 26); hence me buying the kit car which is now getting restored before I show it and attempt to figure out how to drive the thing.”

James Ash


Content Marketing Executive at

January 18, 2017