My dad’s prized posession was his Horizon Green 1963/64 Studebaker Avanti, of which less than 5,000 were made in total, counting all colors. If I remember correctly, he had it inspected every two months, with no exceptions. At the time, we lived in a relatively small town of about 30,000 people. One summer afternoon, he took me to lunch. We were kind of in a hurry and in the ‘busy’ district of town, so we parked pretty far down the street from where we planned to eat and walked the rest of the way. After lunch, we headed back to the car, got in, and drove for about 50 feet before I realized this was not our car. This was a car of the exact same, year, color, and key code as my dad’s. He parked it back where it was, EXTREMELY CAREFULLY, and we had a good laugh, although I could tell he was on edge about the whole situation. So, I guess my title doesn’t really apply to just classic cars. Despite the odds, always make sure it’s your car. You never know.
If someone would like to calculate the odds of this for me in the comments, I would love that.