I can get a Model T for less than 500 US? Quite tempting. I find crank starting very useful, (have it on motorcycles, have had it on past cars) and it costs almost nothing to build-in during manufacture. I believe Model T's are a bit difficult to drive though, and spares might be hard to find.
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
If you want to avoid the past century of potentially troublesome innovations, you could avoid the four that I mentioned above with a nice Model T. Side valve four, magneto ignition, thermosiphon cooling and a crank to start the engine with. You could buy a pretty nice one for less than you paid for your current ride