Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Godboy, Sep 10, 2019.
I'll take my GT40 MkI over a modern car any day of the week
Everything you said is entirely true. But that's not the point.
The people who are into old cars, are into them for differing reasons than anything you listed.
It's about re-living better days when people were generally nice to each other, when we had standards of conduct.
It's about remembering your youth, and driving your new bride in a Chevy Impala Convertible, White with Red interior. My father still has the photo of him, and my mother, in his Impala convertible.
It's about going back to a happier time.
Now if you are just looking at cars, from a purely quality and functionality perspective.... well yeah, of course new cars beat old cars hands down.
Old cars are of course naturally worse at everything. Handling, braking, accelerating, power, fuel efficiency... and on and on.
Now, if you are asking which one I would buy from the two cars above... it depends. I don't like BMWs. Never did. Too small... too cramped... not a fan of the styling. Not that it's bad styling, just not my style.
The other car, isn't my style either though. One difference is, that first one, is a collectors item. It will go up in value over time. It just will. That BMW is going to lose 20% of it's value, as soon as the wheels hit publicly owned pavement. That 'thunk thunk" you hear when tires go over the curb, is 20% of the value falling off.
That classic car, is going to keep going up in value over time.... assuming you have a garage to put it in, and maintain it.
So... you have to think about that. I just looked up a BMW Roadster from 2010, MSRP $46,000, now offering $10,000 for it. That classic car is going to go up in value.
Personally I just like the classic lines of many of the old cars especially the 30s and the 40s automobiles, I could care less about "happier times".
Art on 4 wheels.........
Check out this 1936 Desoto Airstream.
No, its bad.
It sparkles, but that isnt a fun car at all.
The chopped top is cool, the front end is awful. Unless its a restomod, it is not a comfortable ride.
NOOOOO! If i was Bill Gates, i would buy every one of these cars and drive them off a cliff.
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