Why the hell do people buy old-ass cars from the 1960s? They cost too much, for one thing. They’re unreliable to operate as a daily, with their pesky two and four barrels. They stop like shit. And most of the time, they smell like a Shell station. Designed by guys who fought Hitler and Tojo with a half smoked Lucky Strike in the corners of their mouth, these automobiles do their damndest to proactively kill us with their oh-we-didn’t-know-that-crush-zones-were-a-thing-but-look-at-how-pretty-our-sharp-metal-dash-is engineering. But in spite of all that, there’s something wonderful about driving a car that doesn’t have a computerized nanny making sure that you don’t drive yourself off that twisty road. Sure, they can make you very dead right after they make you feel very alive. But fuck it! What’s life if you can’t live it with an eternal Kanye Shrug to danger? In my soon-to-be 52 years on God’s Green Earth, I’ve had many an old car. I started at 17 with a 1960 VW Bug, lowered and de-chromed in the Cali style, and that’s where I learned how to disassemble an engine. There was the broken-down ’63 Karmann Ghia that I had in college for about two weeks, but… Read full this story
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