Consider it a bucket list of sorts: What classic car should every enthusiast drive at least once in his or her life?
Several answers immediately come to mind: one is a classic economy car – a Beetle, a 2CV, a 500, a Trabant, anything as long as it’s under-powered and fitted with a bare-bones, stripped-out interior. Driving an old economy car provides valuable insight into sheer automotive simplicity because many of them were essentially designed as four-wheeled scooters designed to motorize the masses.
On the other hand, we think every enthusiast needs to drive a V12-powered car. It doesn’t really matter what, though a Miura is probably going to be more enjoyable than, say, a Jaguar XJ-S. The noise of the 12-cylinder and the effortless-yet-brutal acceleration it provides are best experienced with your foot mashing the skinny pedal, not on Youtube or in the passenger seat.