At my age, all my woodies are 'classic', but I digress...
This is an article in my local paper, the Sierra Sun, about preserving Lake Tahoe's maritime heritage. Good picture of some old Tahoe boats, and a link to the Tahoe Maritime Museum.
I like old anything: bikes, cars, trains, planes, boats, outboard motors, tractors, you name it. I guess it's because they were a lot newer when I was young. Maybe part of the nostalgia stems from the fact that we don't have to put up with them anymore, or they hark back to a simpler, less time-sensitive go-go-go society.
In the case of bikes and planes, the old ones sound better than the new ones, too.