It beats stonking along pumping out black smoke any day
Strangely, my 156 Sport doesn't pump out any black smoke at all, strange eh
But you can't live in the past I'm afraid, or rather the Eurocrats won't let you anyway. Truth is you need to look to the future, and just keep in perspective the museum technology you're driving around in at the moment. No harm in that, although if you wish to take the museum route, I think the old 8v TS engine was a far far better engine than the recent TS 16v engine. Ironically, the new turbo petrols are bettering the characteristic of those old warhorses, more low down torque and better still with multi-valve technology in the upper registers.
Now where is my flame suit?