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6 pros and cons of vintage car ownership
If you got all your vintage car information from TV shows, you’d likely think all classics had paint shinier than the sun and, if they didn’t, had to be restored in 30 days or someone would be forced to sell their shop. The truth is stranger than fiction, though. When contemplating a vintage car purchase, orjustifying the one(or two, or three …) you currently own, you’ll waffle between the joys and the inconveniences. The conclusion we reach from weighing these pros and cons will be different for everyone, but don’t shy away; join the conversation and add your own reasons, either for or against, in the comments.
I wrote out some of the points of vintage car ownership I have personally debated and discussed with friends and family over the years. These have shaped both my collection and my life, and hopefully they can help shape yours.
I thought of a couple more reasons myself. One, of course, should be fuel mileage. Just be realistic about what you expect from a mechanically fuel injected, solid-lifter cammed 327 with 375 HP. And gearing in the rear ends was for the most part, lower in the 60s cars. And of course overdrive transmissions were thought of as old technology.
And I'll just say that I also got sick and tired of the sneers and jeers I got from so many other drivers on the road. The percentage of people who look up to vintage cars they see nowadays is dwindling like crazy. Most people don't even give them a second look anymore. Times have changed unfortunately.