Some day, I want a new old car

So, I have this dream. When I’m older, have more money, and more time, I want to get myself an old car and fix it up. The problem is that I have no auto mechanical skills what so ever. I’m not discouraged though, I’ll learn. I’ve even considered that when my sons are old enough, we could enroll in a community college course to learn the basics.

What cars am I interested in, you ask. Well, I’m particularly fond of the first year of the Mercury Cougar, 1967. What I like is that it’s much like the amazingly popular Ford Mustang, sharing many parts and of course the powerplant. It has the benefits of a Mustang, size and power. However, it’s not a Mustang. The Mustang is like Paris Hilton, to me…You see them everywhere, and for no reason. I’m just sick of seeing Mustangs.

A friend’s dad has a beautiful red Cougar with a black vinyl top. Gorgeous. If he ever sells it without asking me first, I’ll be sad.

However much I love the Cougar, it’s not the end-all-be-all. I also like a couple of Chevrolet’s too.

First is the mid 1960’s to early 1970’s Chevy truck. I love the look of it. I’m not big on the Napoleonic complex massive trucks, nor the ethnically oriented low-rider. I’d like a clean, origianl look to this truck. The original orange color that many came in is great.

I also like the 1965 Chevelle. I’m not into the supped up hotrods, just a clean, original ride.

So, now that you’ve got an idea what I’m looking forward to someday, let me know what you think. Comment away.

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Author: TREVOR

Leukemia survivor. Son of The Most High. Father. Man.

2 thoughts on “Some day, I want a new old car”

  1. I feel the same way Trevor. I would love to buy an old car and fix it up. My brother-in-law has been working on his for years. He has an old beetle that he’s fixing up.

    I’m in the same boat as you. no money, no time, and no skills to do it! 🙂 we all ahve a dream I guess!

    ~Shannon

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  2. You’re right Trevor, that is a nice red Cougar you mention, but it is a ’68, I hope that doesn’t ruin it for you.

    However, I take offense to your “Paris Hilton” comment. 🙂 I do realize that the plain ones are very common if you are trying to stay away from the same old thing as everyone else, but Mustangs are great any way they come. You even have a picture of one above.

    There, now that my conscience is clear for standing up for Mustang, I can say that all of the cars you mention above are cool ones. I will let you know if the red Cougar ever leaves the family.

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