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I need a new car and don’t want to by a late model. I want a discrete classic car; heavy emphasis on reliability. I’m also a large fellow, so something like and MG is out of the question. Any thoughts?

60s Mercedes with an inline gas engine.

Any full size rear drive GM or Ford car will meet your needs. The 1977-1987 Chevy Caprice, rear drive Buick Le sabre, Olds Delta 88, or Pontiac Bonneville will be great. Also Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis. Avoid Ford models with the “feedback, variable venturi” carburetor; they are a pain.

You’ll be disappointed if you think a 30 year old car will be more reliable than a 5 year old car.


True. New cars are much more reliable. But if you really want an older car, The 68 camaro RS/SS is a nice muscle car. That will get you where you want to go. FAST!

He also mentioned a DISCRETE classic car. One can’t get much more obvious than a first gen Camaro