We were the younger generation at the time.
GREAT point Eric!! Don't think to look at it from that aspect.
Jeff, I remember being young(er), and 2 doors were tough for me to afford, also. Four doors aren't bad...........yours is a classic example of 4 door cool...............but, unfortunately, they don't have the same, or near value when the time comes to sell. I get raising a family, and the priority over a 2 door, and it's fine to have fun with a 4 door. You are, and I've followed your thread since you started it. I'd just hate to see someone get way in on 4 door and then realize how under water they are. I'm not sure we make any money on 2 doors either. The whole idea should be to have fun.
I have friends who golf 2-3 times a week, and at the end of the season all they have is a used set of clubs and score cards they lied on.
Lol, thanks Bill and AMEN! Was always taught to make the best with what you got. I am getting my money's worth and love the damn car more than I should.
You, as well, are a voice of reason. These are vehicles AND hobbies which are bad combos. You have to be financially retarded to start in on a basket case car and see it through to completion. I'll gladly raise my hand on that one. Also, thank you for hanging in there through the build, wasn't sure if anyone made it through.
OP, as you can see, there's a vast amount of wisdom to be given on this site, I love it!! If you're looking for an investment, 4 doors are not the way at this point in time. If you're looking to just enjoy an old car no matter color, options, doors, etc. Good luck and have a great time!! When I found mine I literally just used www.searchtempest.com
, set the filter for min $500, max $5000, 1930-1980, set it up to search 150 miles outside my zip code, then just started scrolling to see what was available. Came across a lot of junk, but was able to start weeding out to possible projects. (not affiliated with site, just a useful search engine for craigslist *not affiliated with craigslist either*)