on the road, I posed the first question.
What would you consider as the four main benefits of
and the driving of a classic car?
Well there're way more than four benefits. But since you
only want four you'll have to give me a few seconds
think about it.
OK. Don't think too hard and have a aneurysm.
(The hum of the road filled the truck of silence.
the a crack of window and a good'ole chew
which you know is probably smeared on the
of my jeep. You can't spit faster then the
I don't care what anyone says.)
I have two for the restoration and two for the driving.
First would be the costs, second would be enjoyment of
with your hands and feeling a sense of
The two benfits for driving: costs again
I agree. The costs of purchasing a restorable car can
from $1000-$5000, depending on the condition.
costs of a restoration can run from
This is if you do all the work
Of course you will have to have the
work and plating done by pro's. Compare
to the price of a new car and your saving a
Let's talk about parts prices and labor rates. If you
the prices of older model parts to newer
there sometimes is a three-fold increase in
parts prices. Add that to a $70.00 an hour
rate from a shop and that equals murder in
book. The way cars are built today with all the
latest electronics you can't work on them
Explain the pride part to me.
Anyone that's ever fixed something that was broken
what I'm talking about. I shouldn't
that, especially to you. You know the feel
time you fixed an aircraft and watch it
that sense of pride.
Well I think you mean when it landed safely at its
destination. The takeoff had some anxiety built into
What about the two for driving?
Costs again are number one here. Insurance,
and taxes for a new cars are murder.
have to have full coverage insurance or you
be able to get a loan.
Registration fees and
on a new vehicle will have to be paid.
you buy a used car you can have the seller
you a bill of sale for less money. So that will
save you on taxes. (Of course the G-men frowns
I agree 100% with you there. I feel the taxes were
for, once when the car was first purchased.
time a resale occurs, it's getting taxed again.
(Can you say double taxation, boys and girls?)
How is joy derived form this ownership?
That's simple! First, all the money you saved by driving
classic car should be enough. But money isn't
If you leave the original AM radio
the radio stations play sing along music.
Not the crap on regular FM now a days. There's
like cruising with your honey, singing along
to oldies but goodies. Not to forget the spacious
If you know what I mean. Now if that
bring any joy to ya, I'll have to smack ya!
Yes. I know what you mean. Your date will be more
to help you see paradise by the dash board
lights if you're not going to get all sorts of muscle
cramps as if you were in a Mini Cooper.
Stop! I see something moving up that ridge.
(Ryan just jump out of the jeep with rifle in hand).
Guess the interview is over now. Because if he does
a shot at a buck, the conversation all the way
will be about his rifleman skills. If he misses
I'll berate him all the way home.
covered four main points about the benefits of
and driving a classic car. Although there are some
to restoring and driving classic cars, the joys