No I'm not talking about a Mustang or a Chevy Truck that was particularly difficult to restore. This post is for everyone who's owned a car made of unobtainum technology, for cars of limited production and/or limited appeal (i.e. they are all crushed by now, probably for good reason) and for cars that are extremely difficult to diagnose/repair.
Here's mine: 1989 Lincoln Continental Signature Series. The last owner actually paid my local mechanic to rebuild the awful transmission, replace the head gaskets + deck the block/heads, convert the air suspension to coils...so I paid $900 for it and "invested" over 10 times more to make it where it is today. I love the stupid Taurus-Continental, can't stop driving it.
At least it wins awards for being the nuttiest thing in a car show. 😂
There's no need to be as insane as me, but tell us what car you'd own if you had the love, the motivation, and most importantly the 💰💰💰to keep it running.
A Citroen DS. So bizarre and amazing from a North American car perspective.
A 70s/80s Peugot with the bubbled-over headlights. Not as wild as the Citroen but still super rare where I live.
I can appreciate full classics, modern exotics and so on but the above short list seems like it would be more fun (if one had the money and patience) for me.
I think just about anything vintage is a balance of pleasure and pain. However, in my limited ownership of a motorcycle built in Italy, I would say those owners have to be damn near masochists to truly enjoy their machines.
Norwood really was the master back then, that's very cool. Odds are he used a MoTec setup, that was the best you could get back then.