Drive It or Haul It????
Okay, hoping to get feedback from the group on how I should handle getting my car from the Midwest to the West Coast. A little bit about the car and what options I am considering:
I purchased a numbers matching '68 SS back in December. The original engine is crated up and stored and the owner before me dropped a 496 into it. The car runs and drives excellent (albeit the gas mileage is terrible). What started out as a simple "let's add the A/C back into it" has turned into a 9+ month project of making the car exactly how I want it, which includes a brand new paint job being applied in the coming months. As for performance upgrades, when it is finished the car will have disc brakes all around, new tires, new jeep steering box, updated headlights, A/C, functioning windshield wipers, windows, horn, etc. New brake lines, fluids, etc.
With that brief introduction, my dilemma is this. Do I fly out and drive it back to the West Coast with my brother, or do I have it hauled out in a covered trailer? It will be my weekend and occasional weekday toy, not a primary driver. However, it isn't going to be a trailer queen by any stretch of the imagination. The paint job will be nice and done right and quite a bit of time and money has been invested both prior to and during my ownership. My brother thinks driving it would be great as we could work out/determine what bugs may still exist in it during that 1500 mile journey. I have friends who think it is a terrible idea to subject the car to that much stress. Would love to hear everyone's opinions on it, etc. The time we would likely drive or haul it would be in September/Early October, so weather should be "solid" for most of the country at that point.