Friday, November 20, 2009

Project 365-4: '70 Chevy Nova

Did you ever get rid of a car and then you wished you'd have kept it? If you did it's probably a car from your youth and somehow you've managed to forget all of its shortcomings. Like the lack of power steering (which can be added for a price), the lack of air conditioning (which also can be added for a price) and the process of warming up the motor before you can actually pop it into gear and take off (which evidently can't be remedied for the price he's willing to pay).
When we got married my husband had a 1969 Chevy Nova, which we kept for a couple of years and then got rid of. Needless to say, after about 10 years, he was kicking himself for getting rid of it and spent the next fifteen years looking for another one.
This spring he settled for a 1970 model and hauled it home. Someone had sprayed painted the interior red, there were no seats and worse yet, no motor. He was thrilled. He didn't do a ground up restoration on it as he just wants to use it as a driver. After many hours spent in the garage this is the result.
We recently took a trip down memory lane when my friend had an 80's themed prom for her birthday and we drove the Nova to the prom just like we did the last time.
Now it's your turn. What have you gotten rid of that you wished you'd kept?

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