Owning a Classic Muscle Car

Owning a vintage (1970) Pontiac GTO is about as good as it gets… except for:

  • It drives like a 40 years old car.
  • You’ll only drive it on nice sunny days, when it’s not too hot and not too cold – lets say some where between 60-65 degrees.
  • That famous question:  “Hey guy, nice car… wanna trade?”  Ah, NO!
  • Looking for a parking spot where the guy driving the rusted out ’84 pick-up won’t park next to you, just to door ding your classic ‘cuz he doesn’t have one and therefore you shouldn’t either.  Who am I kidding – you can’t leave the dang car unattended.
  • Insurance.  Need I say more?
  • Gas:  $6.00 a gallon – no that’s not a typo.
  • Gas:  4 miles to the gallon – maybe 4, if you keep your foot out of it and have a good tail wind.
  • Your 15 year old son and daughter asking, “Hey dad, can I drive the GTO?”  Ah, NO!
  • There’s always something that either needs fixing or more likely improving.
  • When driving it’s hard to pick your nose with everyone looking at you.

One thought on “Owning a Classic Muscle Car

  1. I love it, very funny post Phil. I admit I have always wanted to restore an old car, actually probably just own a restored car but I am soooo cheap that just thinking about the expense is a barrier to entry.

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