Should You Buy a Classic Car?

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  1. Every single point he made i also made to other people. Theres no better feeling than owning a classic car. Cheap to run, easy to fix and you get looks and questions about it too.

    1. @vdelrio999 good point, you need to make sure it can’t be stolen because they are very easy to steal from the factory and people will do it. I had a 68 it happened to , so with my 77 chrysler it’s impossible. Use a club lock on steering wheel and get a hidden kill switch to the whole ignition

    2. @John Sharma I would only daily drive a classic with full security (incl motion and noise sensors) with cell phone monitoring and some kind of kill switch,.

    3. @cruiser Eh it’s a single barrel, it doesn’t take up much space. Besides I stopped carrying any parts in the trunk aside from basic tools since I redid all the gaskets now.

  2. Restoring a classing car is another matter entirely. You can easily put $15k and hundreds of man-hours into restoring a car, then have it only be worth 5k more than your paid for it. Do it because you love it, don’t expect to make a profit restoring cars.

    1. @David M it can be done for 15 to 20 most expensive thing is the tools equipment . We’re talking doing it yourself

    2. Umm no you usually could make a restored proper car with 5k and make 7k more or you could keep It for yourself.

    3. I spend a fortune on video games every month. I think this hobby supersedes me cussing out randoms for stealing my kills on COD Warzone.

    4. @David Reynolds  Barrett Jackson auctions are like the antiques road show. It just drives up the prices of classic cars and you’ll still never see that kind of money

  3. Anyone concerned about safety – consider how many times you’ve heard people say an accident was their fault. It’s always the other person, right? The best way to improve your chances of surviving a drive on a road is to be a better driver.

    Safety features are great, but they can only do so much if they are a crutch for ineptness.

  4. I love classic cars. They’re easy to work on, and I love to work on them. I am inspired to become a mechanic because of Scotty Kilmer. Thanks for all your help!

    1. @Mansour Al Kurby i’ve daily driven a 79 camaro for nearly a year since i got my license. you are completely wrong. take care of it and it’ll take care of you.

    2. @Mansour Al Kurby yeah, that’s why youre argument is flawed.. you dont own or daily drive a classic car so how would you know how reliable they are?

    3. @Some Asian Pilot Owning a classic car is a bad idea. you will have to fix it every time because some times it won’t just start. I Would prefer to have a 2022 car instead of the 1930’s or the 1960’s cars

    4. @Mansour Al Kurby You’re stupid if you buy a brand new car. in 5 or so years it’s already lost 2/3 of its value. classic cars are reliable so long as you take care of it. I own and drive a classic car every single day in all conditions (except snow) and have’t had a single problem with it.

    1. @EvoEvan Nismo I’m 39 yrs old I would buy a 1973 buick skylark 2 door. N keep it until the engine dies

    2. @John Sluder I was borned Nov. 8, 1981. My late dad had a 1973 buick skylark 2 door. I wanted that soooo bad but my late mom said no Because he left her for another women n she road n it

  5. Scotty You’re a life saver! You’re amazing!! Thank you for all the years of doing these videos. You literally saved me thounds of dollars and smartened me up!

  6. Good advice Scotty! I have a 1981 Triumph Dolomite Saloon myself…Cheap parts, easy to fix, fun, gets loads more looks than a 2017 Jaguar…and it slowly goes up in price! What more can you ask?

  7. One thing I notice with Classic vs Modern, is that when you drive a classic, you trade reliability for ease of repairs. A modern car may take months before you have to get under the hood, but the problem may take you hours to fix. Sure you may face more mechanical problems with a classic, but you could get it back to running in a few minutes.

    If you check everything when you fuel up and have a toolbox in the trunk, a classic is a good option. If you have a lot of money for a mechanic or have a lot of time, a modern car would be a good option.

  8. Scotty you are so right! one other good option is the mid size or stander size hold out cars of the 1980-1990s that had push-rod engens that can be converted back to a carburetor.

    1. The 90s to mid 00s is when cars peaked I think. They had become really quick, but didn’t have a lot of the crap/bloat we have now.

      Things have gone backwards in many places. Electronic steering, automatic gearboxes etc. Many handle worse than their older versions. Current noise regulations have made them sound bad as well.

    2. It was definitley the height of car styling, in the 1990s cars started shaping more aerodynamically, installing plastic body panels, and featuring smaller displacement engines.

  9. These videos are so helpful! Especially for car shopping… Too many options out there! It’s so overwhelming for the average consumer… Scotty has made it so much more simple! Now I just have to see if anyone ’round here is selling either a 6th gen Celica, or a muscle car from Texas!! 😉

  10. Love your videos. There are indeed a lot of advantages about classic cars. However I suggest that your video should be a bit more balanced with pros *and* cons when buying these vehicles. For example, you did another video not too long ago saying that these older cars just aren’t as safe as modern cars. That’s not even mentioned here. Everything has good *and* bad points, and it would be good if you could give a more balanced type of advice. Just my suggestion.

  11. Shortly after I got my classic Cadillac, I was standing in the yard talking cars with my neighbor who has a 69 GTO, and our other neighbor who has a smart car drives by and we both started talking smack about it. That was the moment I realized I was now officially living the classic car life, and it only keeps getting better.

  12. Dang Scotty. I thought for sure you were gonna say no to classics. I’m happy to be wrong. I love my 71 dart swinger. I love the classics. They have a soul.

  13. I’ve had 12 modern Mustangs, sold them and bought them regularly. But you will NEVER see me sell my 1969 Mach 1.

  14. 1:17 Imagine being woken up in the morning by some random old guy with a camera loudly roasting your car in the street.

  15. Really been considering buying a 1966 Ford Mustang from a classic car shop near me that has one for about 10k. Looks to be in terrific shape and I also have a motorcycle that I can daily with the stang. This video helped quite a bit

  16. No trouble finding parts for my 1960 Cadillac. From youtube (including your channel) I learned a lot about mechanics, and body work. A lot of fun to drive and gets a lot of attention.

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