As everyone knows, I love me my old cars more than the modern wind-tunnel designed mass-produced homogenized blobs we see on our roads today. But there’s a problem:
Classic cars are wonderful, wonderful things. They look incredible, smell incredible, and make incredible noises. We will never see vehicles like them roll off production lines ever again.
And this is a good thing, because along with all the good stuff, they’re a massive pain in the arse.
They leak, they break down, they’re inefficient, and they’re not all that quick. You have to be committed to a classic. They need constant love and attention to make sure they run well. You can be their nurse, which requires lots of hardcore knowledge, or you can have a specialist to do it for you. And they’ll be grateful, as you’ll put their kids through college.
All true, and it’s the reason why (apart from the upfront cost) that I’ve never been that keen on getting one of the old cars that I love, e.g. a 1950s-era Jag Xk120:
I have also stated that I won’t drive an electric car.
However, it’s a fool who won’t change his mind when confronted with a different reality, and here’s the reason I could be persuaded to change my mind. (Read this before continuing.)
I foresee great things for this. It might be Lunaz’s climb towards Elon Musk-style wealth, or it could end up being a way for classic car manufacturers to get their foot into the EV market.
So allow me to alter my precious stance on electric cars.
Would I ever drive a Prius? No.
Would I drive an electric, rebuilt Dino Ferrari?
I think we all know the answer to that one. And if Ferrari were too slow to the party, then:
In Comments, list your top three favorite cars that you would drive as EVs, assuming they were affordable.