Some Observations 15 Years After Restoration

First Place Award at Lycoming College Car Show in 2012

My car still looks almost as good as it did when it was fully restored in 2006. People still point and give thumbs up wherever I drive it. There are some wearing issues, but the fact that I keep it covered and in garage when not driving helps keep its good looks.

The engine is running well especially now that the carbs are synched and the fuel mixture adjusted. There is a bit of a shimmy in the front end probably due to the fact that the front end was not rebuilt. I have the parts, but need someone with more mechanical know how to do the job for me. This would be a major undertaking but one that would make the car a better driver.

Since I have now turned 80 I dont know how much longer I will be able to enjoy my car, but will cross that bridge when I come to it. I no longer like to go to car shows and sit for hours waiting for the award ceremonies. I have won enough awards. I simply like just driving it.

I am concerned about who may be the next owner as this kind of car is not a hot rod and not for a youngster who has little driving skills. I have to be extremely careful when I drive. Drivers will see me from a distance and rapidly race up to my bumper to see what I am driving. They also dont seem to pay attention to my turn signals and I have come close to being rearended a number of times. The hot rodders also want to race and will roar off at high speed after seeing the car. I avoid the Interstate as some Semi's almost blow me off the road. Still, it is fun to drive and even driving at lower speed seems fast since the car is so low to the ground.

Maybe I will use a time machine to go back to the 1950's

OR, maybe I will have my wife bury me in my car :)