Guilty pleasure, throwback to the other gender, the freedom of the open road…… Whatever the reason I have always had a passion for cars. One of my first was a ’69 SS396 Chevelle. I have always taken pride in keeping my cars clean – washing, waxing and detailing. One of my first entrepreneurial ventures was washing the neighbor’s cars on Saturday afternoons.
So, I am at a juncture with my current car. Not a classic yet but destined to be. There was a limited production run from 2004-2009 until the recession and a bankrupt GM forced model cutbacks. My year, 2005, is likely the oldest car I have ever owned and still in great conditions aesthetically. I have had it at several cars shows locally and it always draws attention. Yes , there are women that have their cars there too.
The dilemma - It is starting to get to the restoration, or ”move on” stage. Nothing really big yet, but I see it down the road - (pun intended). Shocks at $1,000 each, radiator, rear chunking noise, plus the regular stuff like tires and “check engine” light. I do want to keep it and the value today is the same as I paid four years ago. A good sign. Convertible / hard top still works great and here in Florida it is a year-round fun car to drive.
So what is your advise?