Imagine that you’re embarking on a trip around the world next week. You pack up the supplies you think you’ll need, leave the town you live in and don’t come back until you’ve literally driven around the world. What classic car would you buy for the trip?
I’d be tempted by an older Defender 110, but, ultimately, I think I’d go with a Mercedes-Benz 300GD. There’s nothing wrong with the Defender and I’m not saying the GD is necessarily better, it’s just that I know the OM617 five-cylinder inside and out so I’d feel a lot more comfortable behind the wheel of a Mercedes.
Off-roaders aren’t the only option, there’s also a case to be made for the Volvo 245. Small but sturdy economy cars are another alternative, especially since the aforementioned GD would likely be a more expensive to ship across an ocean than, say, a Renault 4.
Let’s hear from you: What would your car of choice be?