Which Classic Car Is Surprisingly Great?
If you’d have told 10-year-old me that one day I’d have the keys to a 29 horsepower Citroën 2CV, he would have politely asked, “Why?” “Because I realized it was unexpectedly amazing,” I’d reply. A huge number of classic cars will also be amazing, for different reasons—but have you been surprised to like a certain vehicle?
I’d count the horsepower ratings of supercars, log their 0-60 mph times in a notebook, and endlessly sketch the Ferrari Testarossa’s side strakes during class as if my life depended on it. The car magazines I read had mentioned the 2CV, though more as a punchline and not as viable transportation. Then I drove it and, well, enjoyed it enough to find one of my own a few months later.
Which classic vehicle have you been surprised with?