Per­fect­ing the Mod­ern Day Clas­sic

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TO MOST OF US, OUR FIRST “OLD” VE­HI­CLE IS MORE MEAN­ING­FUL THAN OUR FIRST-EVER CAR OR TRUCK, UN­LESS THAT ONE JUST HAP­PENED TO BE OLD, TOO. Bring­ing a vin­tage ve­hi­cle home means hav­ing some­thing to tin­ker with and main­tain so that it re­mains road­wor­thy. With so many peo­ple clam­ber­ing to own the lat­est mod­els with all of the tech­no­log­i­cal up­grades (that come at a pre­mium), it can be re­fresh­ing to ap­pre­ci­ate the sim­pler, more stream­lined ap­proach that de­fined ve­hi­cle de­signs of the past.

Let me be clear: This isn’t a pro­pa­ganda piece prais­ing ev­ery­thing vin­tage while tear­ing down trucks cur­rently rolling out of au­to­mo­tive fac­to­ries. Some of the pack­age of­fer­ings, how­ever, have some of the most un­nec­es­sary bells and whis­tles imag­in­able. On­board Wi-fi? Self-park­ing and lane-keep­ing as­sist?

❚❚Per­fect­ing The Mod­ern Clas­sic TEXT BY JOHN MATA JR. PHO­TOS BY KEVIN AGUILAR

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