In my interview with Drew from Motoring Con Brio, I mentioned the importance of buying classic cars whose conditions are aligned with your personality and psychology.
Of course, that personality can shift over time, with experience, economic circumstances and the waxing and waning of optimistic self-delusion. Unsurprisingly, I’m not the only one to struggle with this question; Peter Egan has described this conundrum far more eloquently than I’ll ever be able to.
Mr. Jalopy of Hoopty Rides is considering a potentially nightmare Alfa Romeo project. And in the process, raises a good point: it’s not just a question of where the project starts. It’s also about what ending point will make you happy.