Would You Daily Drive A Car More Than Twice Your Age?

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This one's a little easier for the 20 year olds. But the idea is: would you drive a crazy old car?


Welcome to Morning Would, where we present you with some of the most desirable, controversial cars ever built and ask what you would do to drive one.

We love old cars. They're interesting in many ways modern cars aren't allowed to be. They've got personality, quirks, and endearing features a lot of non-gearheads might call "fundamental flaws." But at what point is old just too old? Where do you draw the line on creature comforts, or everyday reliability?

For some of us, it's air conditioning. As a frequent driver this summer of a car with a broken evaporator core, I feel I am qualified to say: air conditioning is the business.

For those of you in less humid climes, this might not be an issue. But what's the oldest car you'd make your primary? Discuss the merits and demerits in the comments.

Photo Credit: Otis Blank


Raphael Orlove

I walk past this prewar Alfa Romeo built by Argentina's Pur Sang every day on my way to Jalopnik HQ. I don't even think about owning it - I think about touching it, or licking it, or caressing it in a sunny field next to me. What is this feeling? Is it...is it love?