11 reasons not to buy a vintage car–and why you should ignore all of them

Carl
By Carl Heideman
May 27, 2022 | Classic Car, vintage car | Posted in Shop Work , News and Notes | From the Oct. 2012 issue | Never miss an article

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[Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the October 2012 issue of Grassroots Motorsports.]

You grew up on a steady diet of front-drive Hondas, 5.0 Mustangs and force-fed Subarus, but you suddenly find yourself attracted to machines from another era—a time defined by chrome bumpers, bias-ply tires, ignition systems featuring moving parts, and mythical devices known as carburetors. 

Your attraction makes little …

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