It’s the eternal recurring question for gearheads. How many cars to you really need? Usually, the answer is determined by how many parking spaces you have.
But for the moment let’s assume you have unlimited space.
I have found that when you get beyond five or six cars, you are not driving any of them enough to keep weird problems from popping up. It’s certainly no fun when, on a sunny day you grab your XK120 out of storage only to find the wheel cylinders have been leaking, so you have no brakes. Or the clutch disc has bonded with the flywheel, so you have no gears.
I propose that six old cars is the maximum number you can own while being able to adequately use them.
Modern cars are different. You can have as many as those as you like, so long as you never let their batteries go dead – which can cause a whole host of on-board computer issues.
What have your experiences been, and how many cars can you handle in your collection?