八個買經典車的理由 | TOP 8 REASONS WHY WE COLLECT CLASSIC






We all have our reasons for buying a particular classic car. It is obvious that the utility value of one is not one of them. We buy a specific classic because it’s an object of passion, and the car’s presence stirs our soul. Here are the top reasons why some people bought the classic car they have.


我們買一部古董車總有自己的原因,代步固然是其中一個原因,但這肯定不是主要原因。買古董車是因為我們鍾情於某一車款或某一部車,都是有我們自己不同的原因,很多時是因為該款車對我們有一種感覺,所以買古董車,很大程度上都是為了「自我感覺良好」。


Published in NOVEMBER 2019 Classic & Sports Car Magazine | Written by Kenneth E Y Wong


KENNETH WONG 黃恩揚- Classic insider 創辦人,經營高級經典及跑車買賣。對處理高檔車種擁有豐富經驗。曾是香港首間經典車拍賣行的營運總監。經常參與高端古董及跑車的相關活動,貼近市場脈搏

今次我想跟大家講一下,八個關於購買古董車的「藉口」。我們買一部古董車總有自己的原因,代步固然是其中一個原因,但這肯定不是主要原因。買古董車是因為我們鍾情於某一車款或某一部車,都是有我們自己不同的原因,很多時是因為該款車對我們有一種感覺,所以買古董車,很大程度上都是為了「自我感覺良好」。今次我想講的八個「藉口」,每個都會在日後《經典車誌》每月專欄中深入探討,但今次就先簡介這八個「藉口」是甚麼吧!


第一個原因就是買手波車了。眾所周知,手波車已漸漸被淘汰,日後肯定會絕跡車壇,今時今日想買手波車,選擇也是非常有限。但是開手波車真的是感覺到整部車的操控,你會覺得自己真的在操縱着車子,所以喜歡開車的人,依然很喜歡開手波車的感覺。亦由於現時很少車廠會推出手波車,然而想擁有一部的話,最直接方法就是買一部古董車,故這會是一大誘因。


第二是追求駕駛古董車的感覺,舊車的「人車合一」感覺比新車強,因為新車所有操作都變得乏味,例如是軚感、操控性、氣味,以及引擎聲都是開始欠缺特色。而開古董車就可以尋回這份久違了的駕駛感,所以很多古董車愛好者,都會以之尋覓這份感覺。


第三是想買回一個時代的感覺。很多人對某個時代會特別有感覺,例如你很喜歡八十年代,可能你還會聽着譚詠麟、張國榮的錄音帶,甚至愛看那時候的電影。而你也會不期然愛上八十年代的古董車,這也是很多人喜歡某個年代古董車的理由。


第四是經典車的設計,很多時候人們買衣服,都想買某個品牌或某設計師的作品,買車亦然。如果您喜歡博通尼(Bertone)或賓利法連拿(Pininfarina)等不同大師的設計,對於可以擁有其中一位大師的作品,絕對是買古董車的一大理由。


第五是想尋覓以前的開心時光,我聽過一些人說他父親以前擁有過這款車,又或者那是他人生中的第一部車,因而買回同一款車,是因為想尋覓這個記憶,尋回開心的時光。


第六是可能是為圓兒時夢想,或者我們小時候連車牌也未有的時候會有一部dream car, 而那部dream car 就是長大賺到錢後一定要買到的。為了圓夢,很多人會努力賺錢買他們的dream car,畢竟那部車已成為經典,能夠買到這部車也算是圓了自己的夢想。


第七是買對自己有意思的古董車,有些人會刻意買跟自己出生年份一樣的經典車,買一樣跟自己有關係的東西有很多種,這只不過是其中一個例子罷了。


第八是人生苦短,應該甚麼都試試。古董車對於喜歡車的人來說,是必須感受一下的,不論是跑車、房車、開篷車,甚至是越野車都好,從不同國家出產,其實每部車開起來的感覺都不一樣,大家不妨去嘗試感受一下。


買古董車最重要的,就是不要只將車放在一角,我們應該要享受一下古董車帶給我們的樂趣,因為它會帶來無比的歡樂。






We all have our reasons for buying a particular classic car. It is obvious that the utility value of one is not one of them. We buy a specific classic because it’s an object of passion, and the car’s presence stirs our soul. Here are the top reasons why some people bought the classic car they have.


Reason #1: Buy a Manual car before they are extinct

That wonderful feeling of you are in total control is one of the reasons we continue to drive a stick shift car. Nowadays there are limited choices of modern manual cars, therefore buying a classic is the easiest way to enjoy this “ancient technology”


Reason #2: Experience the Driving sensation of a classic

Nothing beats an old car when it comes to the feeling of “man and machine becomes one”, something modern cars nowadays lacks. Be it the steering feel, the handling, the smell, the exhaust note, unique characteristics of each classic car is an important reason why someone buys it and love driving it.

Reason #3: Buying into an Era that you love

People get fixated to a certain era, they like everything about it, be it the fashion trend, the music, the movie and of course the cars. I know someone who is stuck in the 1980s, still listening to cassette tape from that era in their 80s classic car.


Reason #4: Own something from a world class Designer

Some people pay a lot of attention to car design. Be it Bertone, Pinnifarina, Touring, Gioguiro or Ghia, some design language dictates what we like and what we will buy


Reason #5: Re-living the good time from the past

“My father used to have one of these.” Some people buy a car so that they can re-live a fond memory with someone they hold dear in their hearts. “It was my first car.” Ah that smell of burnt clutch, the car we learn how to drive, the car that we went on the first date. Buying back the “first car” is definitely a top reason to pull the trigger on an old beat up classic car. Nostalgia is priceless.


Reason #6: Fulfilling a childhood Dream

When we were young, we dream of buying a certain “dream car” before we even have a driver’s license. In many cases, by the time we have the financial means, we still want to buy that car to fulfill the childhood dream. Whatever the case maybe, chasing one’s dream is a good reason to work hard. And that feeling when you “made it” is immensely satisfying.


Reason #7: Buy something that means something to you

Some people buy a car because it is made in their birth year, kind of like people buying wine of their own vintage. Whatever it is, it means something to the person buying it, a tribute to their own existence


Reason #8: Try something different

“Enjoy as many different things in life and you die “ So why not try something different? Sportscar, convertible, SUV, JDM, American, German, Italian, French, New or Old.


The best reason of all, when asked why a single person owns 7 cars, I was told there are 7 days to a week and it is meaningful to have at least one classic car in that collection.


Whatever the reason you buy your classic, I hope your cars are more than garage art or portfolio enhancers but actually being enjoyed on the road.









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