One of my biggest mistakes was not buying a 1968 Charger in the same color green, when I was 15. It was a one owner car with 318 V8 and asking price was $500. There was a little rot on the lower rear quarters, the front bucket seats had split along the seams and it needed valve seals, everything else looked good. Dumbass 15 year old me bought a 1975 International pickup off my uncle instead.
I like this attitude. It's humble, acknowledging that there's still more to learn. It's aspirational, eager to keep making improvements. And it's friendly, looking forward to sharing their discoveries in true trickle-down fashion.