So first off I am going to apologize because I tend to ramble when discussing a topic. And I will give so background info about myself. At 12 years old I had an uncle that had the most beautiful 68 Mercury Cougar that he had put a 351 Cleveland in. I adored him and his car. I had told him if he ever sold it I wanted it. I had went in military at 18 and he sold that car to me for 2500 dollars. At 26 that cars front end was shot. The weight of that cleveland I assume began splitting the shock towers. I purchased another body fairly cheap. And swapped it all over. While in Korea during the Gulf war a tree fell on that car from corner to corner.
After that I've had quite a few other Camaro and Trans am. I sold my 81 T/A in 2000. It would be the last older car I had. But yes the yearning was there for another Cougar. So when the Challenger srt came out I was like one day I am going to have myself either a modern Challenger or another Cougar. So probably 10 months ago i started my search. I was so torn between classic and modern cars that have amazing horsepower, torque and luxury. The WS6 Trans Am for instance, the Mustang gts and obviously the Challengers.
So 6 months ago I decided on a pretty clean 69 convertible Cougar. But I am now amazed at the price of parts. I keep finding all the little quirks that need attention. Can't just go across town to AutoZone as I did when I was 20 to get parts. All you guys that are reading this know exactly what I am speaking of.
So I am wondering if I have made the wrong choice. Should I sell or should I continue to work through the struggles. The reaction I get when i drive it is overwhelming. People stop and ask what is that. Can I take pictures want look and discuss it. I hardly ever see another around here. But all in all they don't understand the struggles and the cost,the time and headaches we go through. I got in it this evening and drove around and I actually told her i was sorry i considered selling you. Yes i talked to it. Lol
So what's y'alls thoughts about this topic.