My Cabinet colleagues will attest that I am getting a little obsessed with age and that with a particular birthday looming, there is much conversation centred around it. I’m actually ok with it – its just a cleansing process I need to go through to come to terms with the passing of time.
Recently while I have been cycling to and from work, I’ve noticed just how much cooler older cars are versus newer ones. This is not just a phenomenon of the luxury car but one that pretty much occurs in all automotive. I’m not sure at what point or age this transformation occurs but every time I see a car that’s approximately 20 years old or so, I get a real desire to own such a vehicle. It doesn’t matter what it is either. An Austin Princess is just as cool, if slightly different, to a Jaguar XJS. Is it the passing of time and the rarity of these vehicles that makes them so desirable, or is it the latent familiarity and rediscovery that makes them appear so cool?
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