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Question: Why drive classic cars?
Answer: Because they're better.
Okay, that's a subjective answer, but classic cars are more than just valuable pieces of automobile history. Classic cars were built (as were most things at the time) with a certain pride and dedication that has all but disappeared from American manufacturing today. That being said, classic cars are not for everyone.
Here are a few advantages of classic cars:
Here are a few of the downsides of classic cars:
Personally, I am partial to cars manufactured between the 1930s and the late 1960s, and the advantages of using classic cars far outweigh the risks.
I prefer cars with bench seats in the front (as opposed to bucket seats) with 3-on-the-tree manual transmission (the gearshift lever is on the steering column rather than the floor), common in vehicles from the late 1930s through the late 1970s. I'm not a fan of manuals where the gearshift lever is on the floor.
Here are a few of my personal favorites — that will likely end up in my garage some day:
Not all of these are classic cars, or even cars for that matter. Below is the assortment/fleet of vehicles I hope to eventually obtain.
|1924||Ford||Model T||Touring (w/o roof)||Driving Around Property In Good Weather|
|1925||Ford||Model T||(w/ roof)||Driving To Mailbox/Around Property|
|1928||Ford||Model A||Rumble Seat Roadster||Light Driving|
|1948||Ford||Super Deluxe||Green/Tudor||Moderate Driving|
|1955||Ford||Crown Victoria||Green||Moderate Driving|
|1957||Chevrolet||Bel Air||Green**||Moderate Driving|
|1962||Ford||Country Squire (station wagon)||White w/ Brown trim**||Grocery Shopping|
|1963||Ford||Galaxie||1/2, Red||Moderate Driving|
|1963||Ford||Galaxie||1/2, Red, Convertible||Moderate Driving In Good Weather|
|1970s||**||Bell System Van|
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**Interior photo is not from the same vehicle as the exterior photo