The 25 Best Classic Cars to Work on Yourself

1908-1927 Ford Model T

1908-1927 Ford Model T

The ultimate classic car, the Ford Model T typically is credited with making the auto industry what it is today. This was the very first affordable motor vehicle built for the mass market. The Model T democratized driving, road trips, and car culture. This vehicle was a status symbol for middle-class Americans and was a key part of the country’s modernization. Throughout its long history, 16.5 million units were sold.

The Model T used a 2-speed transmission and a hand-crank engine that could be volatile at the best of times. That combination meant that it definitely wasn’t an easy model to drive, but it is an easy model to work on with simple mechanics and a dedicated community of specialists and enthusiasts.