Classic Versus Modern Cars: The Great Debate

Kelly Moltzen - Thursday, February 14, 2013

By George Souri, UltraPawn CEO

1959 Ferrari Testarossa

There persists a long-standing debate amongst car enthusiasts over the virtues of modern cars versus the classics. At this year’s auto show, the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray, the SRT Viper, and the Jaguar F-Type were debuted. No true car lover can look at any of these three cars and not be left picking his jaw up off the floor: they are stunning, they are perfectly engineered, and they perform like fighter jets. That said, there is still an element of sexiness to classic cars that I believe modern cars simply lack. There is no doubt that today’s cars can run circles around the cars of the 50’s and 60’s; but as for pure curb appeal, I think the classics still rule. Whether it’s the as-of-yet unrivaled styling of the 1950’s era cars, or the history and story each classic possesses, there is just something about a classic car that speaks to the soul in ways modern cars simply do not. As for me, I am a sucker for 1950’s European sports cars: the Ferrari Testarossa, the Aston Martin DBR-1, and the 1955 Porsche Spyder top the list of all time greats. Personal opinions notwithstanding, car lovers of all breeds can agree that, whether it’s fresh off the showroom floor or a newly restored classic, the right car is not just a car – it’s a part of who you are.  

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