One of the big big options to increase the looks of the car are original hupcaps. since a lot of them are lost and fly off during a roadtrip, saving the orginals could become a deal or no deal. The same goes for the steering wheel and hood ornaments. Why do I want to look at a beautiful car that has those parts that I can get any ol' day on the internet and parts store? Are people who use replacements simply lazy to replace what were signature parts on so many classics? My Chrysler Pacecar has distinctive wheels, a square steering wheel that I finally found (at a price). Please don't take off the hood ornaments on the older classics. I would not bid on a car that used to have one and is now supposed to look better without one. Really?
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well, he's right on all points. The steering that I thought was natural 50 years ago has suddenly become anything but firm and power steering used to be too light to feel the road. You just have to adjust and figure you better keep your eye on the driving pretty much every second. Vintage cars do not drive themselves as the dummy cars of today. Starting your old car is not exactly just turn the key. Many vintage have a certain way you need to know, kind of like starting your boyfriend, there is a trick to it. Rattles in the body have their own life, and the many unique steering wheels are BIG compared to today (please don't put in a modern one) but in crash it should make a nice big round mark on your chest. Vapor lock is a way of life in hot climates if you keep the ol' carb and use today's fuel. But then, you put the top down and shine up the paint and there is nothing like cruising.
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