1974 Nova For My Son
Yes, yes. We have been looking for something for him to drive. He wanted an 1992 Ford Ranger like the one I had not long ago, then his eyes began looking at those Ne Mustangs, BMW, Honda and even Porsche vehicles. We had other ideas for him though. A couple of cars just didn't pan out because of the engine we knew was a turd from the factory. Kept looking and looking and somehow just kept gravitating back to old Novas, Pickups and cool old iron. Luckily my son has become friends this year in school with others who like the older iron and can't stand the carbon copy cardboard cutout cars these days; Except for the new Mustang, Camaro and Dodge lineup retro style cars.
Well by accident he found a 1974 Nova for sale. It's laughable because it really is a one owner car that was driven by a little old lady. Only she wasn't old when she bought it brand new and paid cash for it. The green title was still in the original envelope unopened, ain't that a hoot.
The car does need some work but runs good for 124000 miles which is thirty five hundred or so miles a year. He (My son) bought the car for slightly under what it sold for new 36 years ago. I have been waiting, dreaming, for this day that he and I could fix up an old car like this for him.
Funny, the lady was excited because now she could go buy that new couch and chair she'd been wanting. The dollars in 1974 would buy you a brand new car, now that same amount is good for a new couch and chair.