like Bentely,dodge,rolls-royce and Jaguar were well represented in
you succumb to the lure of that classic chromed beauty, think carefully
for all is not rosy as it seems. Be prepared to invest your time, money
and effort to keep your mobile treasure in mint condition. Here's knowing
how to go about it in the proper way.
We've all dreamt the classic dream, several times. Normally sparked off
by seeing, hearing and smelling a pristine classic car drive by in traffic
or at one of the classic and vintage car events, or in Hollywood movies,
we've all fantasised about owning them. The condition we'd keep them in,
the miles of pleasure behind the wheel, the places we'd go and of course
all those admiring looks.
The classic car bug bites not only die-hard enthusiasts like us, but also
a number of the general car-appreciating public that easily gets smitten
by the sheer beauty and sometimes nostalgic appeal of these moving sculptures.
Classics also appeal to our emotions with many claiming them to be real
cars rather than the soul-less modes of personal transport that are the
modern cars of today. But as thousands have found out, the pleasure is
only able to offset the pain if you are a genuine car enthusiast who understands
just how much trouble, time and money goes into maintaining a classic.
Expect a cushy, trouble-free, ownership experience and you're headed in
the wrong direction. Multiply the financial and mental trauma associated
with a normal or even an abnormally troubled car by ten and you'll get
a barometer to go by. Expect to scour the Internet for ludicrously expensive
parts, occasionally buy the wrong part, and to find even the most highly
recommended mechanic to be inept when it comes to your car.
Most classic car collectors or owners actually love the process of restoring
a car or keeping it running. I strongly urge you to talk to a number of
owners with cars of similar value to guage what you may have to go through.