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Classic Cars

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 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.

Year Make Model Edition/Color Purpose Exterior* Dashboard*
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 1948 Super Deluxe 1948 Super Deluxe
1954 Ford Crestline Victoria Purpose
1955 Ford Crown Victoria Green Moderate Driving
1955 Oldsmobile 88 Edition/Color Purpose
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Green** Moderate Driving
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne Aqua Moderate Driving 1958 Chevy Biscayne 1958 Chevy Biscayne
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
1965 Ford Fairline Aqua Moderate Driving 1965 Ford Fairline 1965 Ford Fairline
1967 Ford F-250 ** Trucking
1970 Ford F-100 ** Trucking
1970s ** Bell System Van
1960s ** School Bus

*Click for Drive Test Video (if applicable)

**Interior photo is not from the same vehicle as the exterior photo

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