Which Classic Sleigh Would You Slide Through The Snowstorm?
Okay, perhaps your “fun cars” are the sort that only touch completely dry asphalt and only then if the weather forecast promises a sky devoid of a single cloud. And that’s reasonable; for instance do you happen to own a yellow 275 GTB like the example pictured here competing in the 1966 Rallye Monte Carlo? Nobody expects you to drive it sideways through the salt and snow for the sake of it. That’s an extreme case, but it’s valid all the way down to a vintage Pinto.
There are plenty of vintage cars that can and do see use throughout the snowy season though. So while they may not confer the same value later on as their garage-kept counterparts, remember that there are more ways of measuring value. It’s an example of the classic garage-queen vs driver argument.
It would be a shame to commute a classic to death—clumps of week-old hard-packed black snow on the trailing edge of fenders is a fate that nothing but a lease deserves—but if there’s a fresh layer of unplowed powder on your street that’s a different story, and we want to hear yours: which classics have you driven through white stuff? Also, which would you like to, given the chance?