Do You Like Pre-War Cars?
At Petrolicious, we believe in driving all classics tastefully, regardless of age, but I’ll admit that most of my personal interest lies with vehicles made after 1945. I can’t point to a specific reason why, but I’ve often wondered if others felt the same.
First, I urge you to all fall in love with Voisins, Mercers, Ruxtons, and Stanleys—and Bugattis, and Fiats, and Tatras. But if it came down to putting one in your garage or spending money on one over a more ‘modern’ classic, would you stick with a Pre-War car?
I estimate I’d need about a three car garage before a Tatra or Voisin would enter the picture. I’ve driven a few, I like the designs of many, but they just don’t “do” it for me like, say, something with “Zagato” on its rump.
Early vehicles tend to be rarely seen on-road these days, for various reasons—but perhaps they simply falling out of favor with enthusiasts. How elderly do you like your classic cars?