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.