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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, or justifying 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.


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I had a 1966 Corvair Corsa that I dearly loved. It was a 180hp turbo that I bought from the Chevy dealership that I was working at, at that time. It was one of the dealership owners personal demo. I traded in my much loved Dodge Polara 500, 383 2bl. It was through the Corvair that I had an opportunity to meet and get to know Don Yenko, who at that time was developing and building the Yenko Stinger. Another story for another time. I enjoy hearing about your Corvair however. Thank you.

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