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I have a serious obsession with vintage cars. My dream someday (after our kids have grown and I don't need to be practical about what I drive) is to own a vintage car from the 1940's to 1960's that's been kept in great working condition. Since it's one of those things I dream about often, I've been collecting images I find online—whether it be a real car or a toy one. It's pretty fun imagining owning one of these but for now I'll just dream about what I might find someday…

You can see a video about other things I love to collect here and follow more of my collections on Ebay right here.

{Sources: 1955 gold Volkswagon BeetleBMW 1956 Iseta, 1953 VW Dannenhauer, red matchbox car, 1946 mini Vespa, pink matchbox car, yellow matchbox car, vintage red race car. This post is brought to you in collaboration with Ebay. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Oh Joy.} 


  1. OH I agree completely!! One of my high school friend’s father owns an auto body shop and he fixes up old cars all the time. It’s amazing what he does with them.

  2. my dream too Joy! My husband has a vintage car and I have never even been in it (going on ten years together). He takes such good care of it ( I almost feel like it is his first child ).

  3. i love this! i would love a vintage fiat 500 or mini cooper. i know they are both mass produced now and i drove a mini cooper for awhile (even for the first year of my son’s life!) but i want and old school one! some day. sigh.

  4. I think you’re missing out on some cool cars from the 70’s. However, even if they are from the 70’s, they get their foundation from a decade earlier.
    This is what my wife and I drive around in 🙂
    It’s a 1979 MGB, it’s classic lines first came to life when it was first released in 1962! those lines remained throughout it’s entire lifespan from 1962 to 1980 – Over 500,000 Cars made.
    We also have a 1971 Silver and Black Vespa Sprint with 2 seats 🙂
    Your blog is pretty cool.

  5. I was never all that into cars, but I started doing research on cars for a book I was writing about Jack Kerouac (the author of “On the Road”) and have been fascinated by the history of the automobile, particularly in its relationship to feminism and World War II. I even got to sit in the car used in the film adaptation of Kerouac’s novel!
    My book, Burning Furiously Beautiful, just came out, if you’re interested.

  6. Love your post and also in the last years have taken a deep interest in vintage cars, especially late 70’s to 80’s cars. I think overall, the workmanship isn’t as good as new cars and also parts can be tricky to find like new windshields, but aside from that, they look way cooler and bring me back to my childhood.


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