Hot on the heels of our 10 under $10k list last week, the question of best budget-friendly classic is our question of the week this time around.
Owning a second (or third, or fourth) car that serves the sole purpose of driving enjoyment is not cheap, especially if your daydreams are filled with images of blower Bentleys or Rosso Corsa paint-smothered Italian curves. The good news is it does not have to drain your bank account completely, as long as you go after the right car.
The Chevrolet Corvair keeps purchase and maintenance costs low, but the fun factor high. (photo- Kyle Smith)
Low price to acquire the car can be meaningless if the upkeep is nickel-and-diming the owner broke. Many cars are available in a lower price range and offer all the driving enjoyment an owner can desire.
Our 10 under $10k list went out and had a wide range of flavors, but surely we missed one or two. Is it the little British car MGB that provides driving pleasure with minimal upkeep? What about the Mazda Miata?
Let’s keep the budget at $10,000, but we want to hear your choice for how you would spend it on a classic. Tell us your choice—and why—below.