If you’re a car enthusiast looking to make your next purchase, then you’re in good company. We here at Innovative Restorations love both modern and classic cars, but when push comes to shove, we pick the classics every time. Here’s 3 reasons why you should choose a classic car over a modern car.

3. Classic Cars Are More Reliable

Cars today are built with way more electronic components than the cars of yesteryear. Of course, the counter argument to this is that the electronics are what create integrated sound systems and safety features. While blind spot detectors and backup cameras are nice, the other parts are largely unnecessary. Ultimately, the more parts you have, the more you’ll have to maintain and replace. Classic cars, on the other hand, tend to follow a minimalist philosophy. Built for style and sensibility, classic cars generally only utilize essential parts.  

2. Classic Cars Have Strong Engines

Ok, a modern Porsche or Ferrari’s engine might have an impressive growel, but there’s something to be said about the streamlined nature of a classic car’s engine. Most classic cars were designed for power and performance. If you’ve got the budget for a high-end car, then all the power to you; but if you want a car that glides and purrs through gears, then you can’t go wrong with a classic Camaro . 

1. Classic Cars Can Appreciate In Value Over Time

It’s a known fact that new cars start to depreciate in value the moment you drive them off the lot. Classic cars, on the other hand, can actually go up in value. Have you ever drooled over a ‘66 Ford Bronco before? Well, that’s one car that could net you a nice surplus in a few years. According to NADAGuides, a 2-door ‘66 Bronco’s original MSRP was $2,480; today, the same car could be worth anywhere from 16k to 55k! Obviously a car’s resale value is determined by a myriad of factors, but if you’re a true gearhead like we are, then you know that you should only purchase something that was maintained well. As long as the car is in decent shape, it should command a respectable price tag when it comes time to sell it.

If you do decide to purchase a classic car, let us take a look at it! We specialize in classic car restorations, mechanical upgrades, and general maintenance.