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Open mic: What classic cars are on your to-drive list?

A few weeks ago, we talked about the classic cars that every enthusiast should drive at least once in his or her life. These were cars – or types of cars – that were significant for one reason or another. A V12-powered car for the jaw-dropping acceleration, a Beetle for a lesson in sheer automotive simplicity, and so on.

Today, we’re talking about the classics that we’d like to drive just for curiosity’s sake. I recently crossed off a car from my to-drive list: a friend’s 1992 BMW M5 (e34), pictured below. He doesn’t take it out very often and I’m never around when it does see the light of day, but two weeks ago the stars aligned and I finally found myself in the driver’s seat for about 20 minutes.

M5 aside, I’ve always wanted to drive an old Škoda Rapid, the one that people call a poor man’s 911. Any Trabant would be awesome to take for a spin, as would a Karmann Ghia, a Subaru 360 and an e24 BMW 6 Series, among others.

How about you, what’s on your to-drive list?

5 thoughts on “Open mic: What classic cars are on your to-drive list?

  1. 1- VW Beetle (not only because they’re primitive and slow but also they’re one of the most important and cute cars in automotive history)
    2-Renault 4 (love the design)
    3-Any Passat before B5.5
    4- Mercedes 190 E or 180 E, preferably 180E since it’s the most basic version, and rare.
    5-Renault 12

  2. I would really like to drive a Series 1 Citroen CX 2400 Pallas with a C-matic. I want to experience the self-centering steering wheel, see how the hydro-pneumatic suspension handles the road, step on the brakes that are said to be really strong while looking at the digits spin on the bobbin speedometer and make turns using the non-cancelling turn signals.

  3. I have never driven a Citroen SM, Same DIRAVI steering as the CX, so that’s on my list. I’ve never driven an Alfasud or a Lancia Fulvia so those are on my list. Add an R107 Merc SL and a Merc 450 SEL 6.9 please. Most of all though, I have never driven anything prewar (I dont count the Traction Avant as it was so far ahead) so how about a Lancia Lambda?

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