Dear DT: Classic For the Herald of Honk

Dear DT,

I recently retired from 35 year career as a Car Horn Composer for General Motors and I am in the market for a classic car for the weekends. I want something that won’t break the bank (less than $15k) but will make a splash and isn’t common. No Mustangs or Corvettes or 57 Chevys. I’d prefer a manual transmission and something that looks fast even when sitting still. But I don’t mind if it isn’t super fast, but it would be great it if cornered nicely.


The Herald of Honk

Dear Herald,

You are asking a lot for a classic car in 2023. A few years ago, I would have had a ton of cars that offer performance looks for less than $15k, but these days it is few and far between. However, if you want a car that looks fast, but isn’t…I can’t imagine anything better than this 1969 Fiat 850 Sport Spider offered for $12,500 via ebay. It’ll turn heads as you struggle to keep up with traffic.



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