Owning a classic car is the ultimate dream for many automobile enthusiasts in the USA, so if you have managed to live the dream and buy a classic Jaguar or Chevrolet, you could be tempted to hold onto it forevermore. The thing is, doing so is not always the sensible choice, nor is it always the choice that will give you the most joy in life.
That being the case, let’s take a look at 5 sure signs it is time to part company with your classic car right now.
More Pit Stops than Cruises
If your classic chariot is spending more time hoisted up in the garage than cruising down the boulevard, then it is sending you a signal that it might be time you parted company and let that classic Jaguar car go to someone who is willing to pay for it an restore it to its former glory, so it can live on and so you do not have to keep worrying about, not only whether it will get you from A to B, but how you are going to keep paying those mounting bills.
It’s Become a Driveway Ornament
When was the last time you actually drove your classic car? If it’s been sitting in the driveway or garage gathering dust and rust, rather than turning heads on the road? If you have not bothered to take your classic car out for a spin in quite a while, then it could be time to let it go to someone who will appreciate it and have that same amazing feeling you got the first time you went out cruising in it. Classic cars deserve to be enjoyed on the road!
The “Someday” Restoration Project
Got grand plans to restore your classic car ‘someday’? If ‘someday’ has been on the calendar for years now, it might be time to be honest with yourself. Parting with your project could free up space and give you extra funds for something you’ll truly enjoy now, rather than in the ‘someday’ that never comes.
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
This one’s a heartbreaker, but it’s one of the most glaring signs there is that you may need to part company with your classic car right now. If the thrill is gone and your classic car doesn’t rev your heart like it used to, it’s time to let someone else cherish it. It deserves to be with someone who gives it the adoration and attention worthy of its splendor.
Safety is Becoming a Concern
Sadly, vintage cars are rarely as safe as our modern vehicles, even if they have been modified to make them less dangerous than they once were. So, if you have a young family, for example, or you are otherwise worried about your safety on the road, it could be time to say goodbye, after all, there is no joy in driving a car that you are even a little bit afraid to get into each time!
If the signs are there, then saying goodbye might be the best thing you can do!