Jalopnik has been asking its readers, “What’s the oldest car you’ve ever owned?” This is not exactly the same as “What is the earliest model year of any car you’ve ever owned?”, though:
Let me explain the rules for this one. If in 1965 you sold your 1964 Beetle (presumably to buy that new fangled Mustang) you only owned the VW for one year. However, if you currently own a 1964 Bug, then you own a
34-year-old car43-year-old car.
(Strike in original due to failure in basic arithmetic.)
I come in at 20: 1975 Toyota Celica, retained through most of 1995. There have been a couple others in the low teens. Gwendolyn, be it noted, is a mere child of seven. My daughter rates a 16 at the moment (’91 Oldsmobile Bravada). I don’t remember what year my brother’s Cadillac is, but I’m guessing it’s somewhere around twenty years old.