What type of insurance do you need for your classic car?

Author's Note

Though I once owned an original Chevy Nova (a rust-bucket rather than a classic, but with a very powerful small-block-eight engine), my current ride is a mundane Toyota. This article brought to mind vintage songs as well as vintage cars. The Beach Boys sang "Little Deuce Coupe," but who remembers the "lake pipes" they referred to? Ronny and the Daytonas are long gone, but their paean to the Pontiac GTO survives on the oldies station. I find that once these songs, like Commander Cody's "Hot Rod Lincoln," start playing in your head, it's hard to silence them. "My pappy said, `Son, you're gonna drive me to drinkin', if you don't stop drivin' ...'"

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