Which Classic Car Should You Rebuild?

By: Mark Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Classic Car Should You Rebuild?
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About This Quiz

There's nothing a gearhead likes more than rebuilding a classic car. It's about the pride of the craftsmanship you have and taking part in the life of a car that started its life in a legendary workshop. The question is what car should you take on?
Are you a good driver?
I'm good on a track
I'm a master
I'm safe and defensive
I need some help

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Has technology improved how cars work?
Not in my opinion
Yes, but that doesn't mean old is bad
Yes, but it hasn't improved style
Yes

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Do you plan on daily driving your classic?
No
That would be insane
On weekends
Yes

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How much time do you really want to spend under your car?
An hour or two a week
A few hours a month
Not much, but I'm willing to sacrifice if necessary
Not a lot

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How good are you with fixing wiring?
Not really
I'm good at fixing everything
I'm especially good at wiring
I'm good at it

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Could you fix a car's computer?
No
Probably not
Maybe
Yes

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How are you with mending an engine?
I'm an expert
I'm a quick study
I'm okay
I'm fluent in Google

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Are you any good at taking care of original parts?
I'm great at it
I'm pretty good at it, if I don't abuse it much
That depends on the parts
Not good at all

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How good are you at sourcing original parts?
A master
I'm okay
I'm decent
I'm terrible

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Do you care if your ride is all original?
Mostly
Totally
A bit
Not at all

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Would you be willing to replace the engine of your classic with one from a John Deere if it would improve performance?
Hell no
Replace, yes. John Deere? No
Yes
I'd sooner top myself

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Do you know what opposite lock is?
I do, and I wouldn't do that to a classic
I do, and I plan on doing that to my classic
I do, but I've never tried it
I do, but I need a computer to help me do it

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How important to you is off-road capability?
Not at all
It's all I want
That's what a Range Rover is for
It's nice to have

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What sort of "see and be seen" event would you show up to in your classic car?
My high school reunion
A classic rally
The Oscars
My parole officer appointment

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How old are you?
60
50
40
10

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Are you having a midlife crisis?
No, I'm having a late life crisis
No, I'm fulfilling my childhood dreams
Yes
No, I'm having an early life crisis

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Do you plan to only drive the car to and from car shows?
Yes
Mostly
I plan on driving it rarely, but not just to car shows
No

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Do you ever plan on taking your car to a track?
Maybe a few times
Only dirt tracks
No
Every weekend

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What is your preferred racing category?
Nascar
Rallycross
Formula One
Formula E

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Which of these brands makes your heart race?
Ford
Ferrari
Aston Martin
Lexus

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What color would you want your classic to be painted?
Deep dark blue
Racing livery
British Racing Green
Color shift Plasti-Dip

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Is it okay to swap a classic's perfectly working parts for aftermarket parts?
Absolutely not
Not if you want it to retain its identity
Only if those working parts are bound to break down
Absolutely yes

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Do you like a lot of tech in your face when you're driving your classic?
No way
Only the tech I need to survive
I'd use a Tomtom
I need all the tech

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Do you want something that makes you look cool to drive?
Cool? Probably not.
No one will be able to see me from inside, so it doesn't matter
Yes
I want to look like a thug

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Do you want something that makes you look cool to be working on?
Yes
Only in certain circles
Only to old men
No

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Do you want something that you can drive in the rain?
No
That'd be amazing
I'd like something where I can put the top up
I'd like something that works best in the rain

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Do you want something that will probably be worth more than your house?
That's the dream
That would be a good investment
No
I don't own my house!

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Is rarity important to you?
It's pretty important
It's of towering importance
It's of little importance
It's not important

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Do you plan on going on a road trip when the car is running?
God no
That would be a nightmare
That would be very cool
That sounds like a good idea on paper, but would probably be really unpleasant

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Do you ever plan on going to a concours d'elegance?
That's all I'm going to
That's part of owning a classic
That'd be nice once or twice
Hell no

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