What’s the Best Vintage Car for the Teenage Enthusiast?
Your vintage car enthusiast teenager is just about ready to get their first driver’s license. Soon thereafter, no doubt, they’ll be wanting a car of their own, too, as there’s no way you’ll be letting them anywhere near your beloved 911. This is, after all, a sixteen-year-old kid–no sense in them skidding off the learning curve in anything too pricey.
As a parent (or, for today’s purposes, as a pretend-parent), therefore, what vintage car–say, anything more than twenty-five years old–do you choose for your kid? It needs to be reasonably reliable, cost less than $10,000, and, if only to assuage Mom’s fears, offer the appearance of being passably safe.
Do you track down a clean mid-1980s Japanese car, such as an early Civic Si, or perhaps an A60 Supra? Do you feel more comfortable with a Volvo 240? Or do you dig deep into the automotive archives and opt for some American iron from the 1950s or early 1960s? Who knows, it may even help him or her get into college.
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