Frequently, someone will tell me how much they would like to have an old collector car. Then they will say they can’t afford it. They see huge prices for cars on TV auctions and don’t realize that there are fun old cars that can be bought quite reasonably. They won’t be the highly desirable models like a 57 T-Bird or a Hemi Cuda, but they can still be a lot of fun, and some can even be a somewhat useful addition to your household.
Here are some that can often be bought in good usable condition for less than $5,000. First, four door sedans from the forties, fifties, and sixties. I know they are not as sexy as two doors, but they are inexpensive and may remind you of a car that you rode in with your parents.
Next, sports cars from the 60’s and seventies. Fiat 124s, MGBs, Datsun roadsters, and even the occasional Alfa are good choices for fun open top motoring. Also, compacts and small import sedans from that same era are quite inexpensive.
Lastly, older two wheel drive pickups can be a perfect choice for someone who would like an old rig and has occasional need for a truck.
So, as you can see, if you set your sights reasonably, you can have a fun old car or truck.
Joe Polowski – Precious Metals Auto Body