Nostalgia is a big deal for me, as it is with any other car enthusiast. It’s about acting on something that was seared into memory as an incorrigible child. With cars, it can manifest itself in truly weird ways, like engaging your Google skills and finding your Eleanor, and buying her back with interest. Having said that, would any of you search and buy back an old car you once had?
I understand that my turnaround time for a car is a bit more frequent than most people, but there are ones that I regret letting go over the years, namely the Porsche 944S that I bought and and almost died in driving home, the Mazda RX-7 FD that I rescued from a decade of sitting a dude’s yard, and the BMW E46 M3 that was so far past it that I’m surprised I didn’t just junk it.
I’m this close to tracking down the owners and emptying my bank account as collateral, but I understand that maybe I’m in the minority here.
What about you - Is there any car that prompted you to go on a fact-finding mission? Answer in the comments below!