What are the most important if arcane skills needed for a classic car owner? According to those who participated in our poll in the past week, classic owners need to know how to drive using a manual transmission, and they also need to be able to set ignition points and tune a carburetor.
Those top three accounted for more than 85 percent of all votes cast.
Changing a fan belt and spark plugs drew very few votes, as did such write-in suggestions as learning to drive slowly, being persistent and having a fat wallet.
We’ve also posted a new question for this week, seeking your opinions on what sort of vehicle history makes a collector car more appealing when you’re buying one. You can cast your vote by selecting your answer from those listed on the right-hand side of the Journal home page.