Well I decided to get an old car out of storage last week. It is a 1978 Lincoln Continental that my parents bought new when I was 13. It was the first car I drove after getting my license which was at age 14 back then. I drove myself to the orthodontist in it. Anyway I really liked the car so I determined I would not let it get away. My parents drove it for seven years then my sister bought it and drove it for another seven years, then I bought it. In the twenty years I have owned it it has only been driven a few hundred miles and was last out of storage ten years ago. It has 109,000 miles on it. It has always been garaged.
I was thinking that it would be hard to get back into service having sat that long. You know bad gas dead battery leaking brake cylinders etc. Well it turns out all I had to do was put some air in the tires (which are 24 years old now and make me nervous) and put a new battery in it and start it. I cleaned it and everything works fine and it drives the same as ever. Of course it should have all the fluids changed and new hoses, belts and tires, but such as it is it is fine for driving around the block. I sat in it today and listened to the demonstrator Quadrasonic eight track tape that originally came with the car. I have the original paperwork as well. It listed for $15,053. Boy have times changed.
I am a long time member of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. I intend to use it in VMCCA driving events.
By the way the car in the background is a 1939 Buick Special Business Coupe that I bought twenty six years ago.
Thread: Old Cars.