Classic cars are intimidating for first-time buyers. Younger enthusiasts are often struggling to repay college loans or trying to pay rent, or maybe they’re just starting a family. Yet some are passionate enough about vintage cars that they manage to save for an enthusiast vehicle—and those budding gearheads can often use some guidance about where to best invest their hard-earned money.
Of course, there is the “just do it” recommendation. Just buy a car. Any car. Whatever excites you is a great place to start. However, sometimes it’s doing someone a favor to say that a clapped-out Jaguar from the ’80s isn’t the best car to cut your teeth on—especially if a tight budget is involved. After all, those with a bit of experience in the vintage car world have seen which cars have great parts and club support and observed which models boast steady values, which would protect a new buyer from a massive money loss—though that is often par for the course.
So what would be the car you’d recommend to a young enthusiast looking to buy their first vintage ride? Sound off below and maybe give us a few reasons why. We’ll compile a list of the most suggested rides next week, so check back in to see if your suggestion was a popular one.