What Classic Car Matches Your Personality?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Classic Car Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

Classic car collectors are a strange lot. They pay huge sums of cash for older cars with questionable engineering, often after decades of use or abuse have rendered useless much of their underpinnings. On the other hand, Jaguar recently built as new a race car of theirs from the 1960s, but the collectors cried foul because, while it was functionally the same car, it had no history behind it, no provenance. It was like getting a reproduction of a Monet, not a Monet itself.

Beyond that, many classic car collectors' decisions make little sense. Few of them buy classic cars for their practicality or fuel efficiency. They buy them because they speak to something deeply held, something that appeals to the soul, not the mind. Collectors who go crazy for the power of the original Ford Mustang could do better with a modern Toyota, but the Mustang pulls at them because of what it represents.

It used to be that all classics were cars from the 1920s to the 1960s, but in recent years, even cars from the 1980s and 1990s have qualified as classics and have gone under the hammer for millions. Some classic cars are so valuable, they are nearly impossible to insure, and thus, impossible to drive. Many live their whole lives on a plinth, periodically rolling in neutral onto a flatbed truck so they can go to a car show.

Do you wonder which classic car is up your alley? We know how to figure it out. Take our quiz and we'll tell you which classic car matches your personality!

What would you want for your last meal?
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
A bacon cheeseburger
Steak au poivre
Rack of lamb with potatoes dauphinoise

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How do you keep fit?
I jog.
I lift.
I do Tai Chi.
I don't.

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What physical feature do you find most attractive?
Legs
Chest
Face
Backside

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How do you watch TV?
While on a treadmill
In my man-cave
On the couch
From my recliner

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How do you start your day?
Shower and shave
Breakfast and laying out my outfit
Calisthenics and brushing my teeth
Hitting the snooze button

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How do you end your day?
I fall asleep to a podcast.
I work on my martial arts moves before bed.
I stretch and shave before bed.
I read a book in bed.

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What country other than the U.S. would be your ideal home?
England
Spain
Japan
Qatar

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How do you behave on the highway?
I speed constantly.
I have no lane discipline.
I obey the laws but pass a lot.
I pick a lane and cruise.

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How do you deal with customer service people on the phone?
I try to be efficient.
I do a lot of yelling.
I treat the other person like a human being.
I just pay someone to handle that business.

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What martial art would you want to do?
Jeet Kune Do
Goju Karate
Aikido
Bartitsu

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How many people work for you in your home?
0
1
2
3+

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What TV shows do you like to watch?
The evening news
1990s action TV shows
Premium cable shows like "Game of Thrones"
"Masterpiece"

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Who hosts your personal email?
Microsoft
Apple
Google
AOL

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What instrument do you play?
The triangle
The trumpet
The guitar
The piano

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How often do you cook for yourself?
Every night
Weekends
Four days a week
Once a week

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What's your favorite kind of food?
TV dinners
Germanic food - sausages, meats, root vegetables, etc.
French food
Gastropub food

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Who is your favorite Hollywood actor?
Ryan Gosling
Vin Diesel
George Clooney
Michael Gambon

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What is the best car movie?
"Drive"
"The Fast and the Furious"
"The Italian Job"
"Goldfinger"

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What kind of phone do you have?
A Jitterbug
An iPhone X
An LG V30
I don't have one. I have someone who takes care of all of that for me.

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How do you like your steak?
Burn it!
Medium
Medium rare
Rare

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What is the most beautiful airplane?
The F-4 Phantom
The F-14 Tomcat
The 747
The Learjet 85

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What is the coolest motorcycle?
2011 Honda CBRXX
1998 Harley Davidson Fat Boy
Buell S1 Lightning
1992 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

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What kind of art do you like?
Modern art
I don't.
Renaissance masters
Baroque

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What do you do to relax?
I go for a run.
I hit the heavy bag.
I sketch.
I get a full body massage.

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What brand would you buy today if you needed a new car?
Chevy
Dodge
Cadillac
Mercedes-Benz

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What brand of Windows PC would you consider?
I'd build my own.
Dell
Lenovo
HP

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What kind of pen do you prefer?
Ballpoint
Rollerball
Fountain pen with a chisel nib
Fountain pen with an iridium nib

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What kind of watch do you wear?
Casio
Apple
Shinola
Rolex

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How long was your longest romantic relationship?
1 year
6 years
30 years
17 years

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When would you drive your classic car?
Weekends
Every day
Never
Holidays

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