There are many types of vintage car enthusiasts out there. Some prefer British roadsters while others swear by German sedans; some race, some restore and some drive as-is. Regardless of our preferences we all share the same vision that cars are more than merely a way to get from point A to point B. Generally speaking, each car is worth preserving even if its value is more sentimental than monetary.
In spite of this, life inevitably gets in the way of projects and we’ve all had to sell at least one car that we wish we could have held on to.
The one that immediately comes to mind for me is a 1962 Volkswagen Beetle that I bought from a Utah junkyard in 2007. The car had been parked for nearly a decade but the original engine surprisingly started up after I poured fresh gas in the tank and jumped it with the Saab 900 I was driving at the time. It had spent the bulk of its life in California so it was largely rust-free, and it had gobs of patina from years of sitting in the sun. After giving the Beetle a much-needed tune-up I drove it on a regular basis but I ended up selling it when I needed to thin the fleet for financial reasons.
What about you, readers? What car(s) do you wish you had held on to?