We like our cars pure. We enjoy machines free of gimmicky electronics that take away from the driving experience, and inevitably cause expensive issues when they age. With that said, we’ve also come to the realization that not every advance in the automotive industry is superfluous.
Imagine that cost and compatibility aren’t issues that need to be taken into account. Which modern tech feature — if any — would you want to install in a classic car?
We could live without a rear-view camera, without Bluetooth connectivity, and certainly without Android Auto. The one feature we wish we could retrofit to a classic car (e.g., our 1979 w123 300D) is adaptive cruise control. We’ve found it makes long freeway trips less tiring, and having a set of digital eyeballs monitor the road ahead reduces the risk of an accident.