The topic of future classics is an interesting one, especially when it involves an expensive purchase you may or may not be trying to justify in your own mind. But of course, any car enthusiast’s guess about what cars will be hip and cool decades in the future is just that—a guess.
But a car doesn’t have to be a future classic to be missed or important years later, especially to a former owner. And it can be hard to tell in the moment—when finances and other tempting automobiles are on the mind—which cars will be the ones that you wish you’d kept around all those years ago.
The car (above) is a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, wide tires (F70 x 14), 2 door hardtop with a 117 inch wheelbase. It used the same body as the previous year but had a divided grille and new taillights. The Charger R/T had the 440-cid V-8 as it’s standard engine and the one shown above once went over the Florida (U.S.) state line traveling at 140 (or so) MPH.
None of us can predict the future or what decisions we’ll regret later on. The world would be a better place if we could do that. (Well, that’s just a guess.) But if you could go back and tell your younger self not to sell a car you once had, which one would it be?