Maybe you are looking for auto parts to that special baby of yours, parked in the garage for ages but when you finally couldn’t resist the temptation of taking her out on a spin; a piece of her broke. And a piece of your heart broke with it. Considering the exclusive rarity of your Lord-of-the-ring precious four-wheeled gem, you have almost given up before you have even tried to find what is out there.
A Treasury Of Hope
The options of parts and sites and offers that confront you when you start to look for vintage replacement parts, just may crank that bottom level of hope up a bit. You can find carburetor kits dating back to the golden fifties, in such prime condition you would think they had been installed in an old Chevy belonging to the king from Memphis himself.
You can find chrome moldings to a 40’s Buick or a radiator grill to a ’49 Chevrolet.
Yes they are out there as well, the beautifully curved lenses to a 1930’s Lafayette or Plymouth and many other brands from that time. There are a lot of specialized companies offering you these professional services.
Maybe you are looking for an old Dodge emblem to pretty up your special baby with, or original luggage handles from a Chrysler wagon. There is an abundance of side mirrors and hub caps and hoods out there.
Don’t Put Baby In The Corner
So please, do not be afraid to take the apple in your eye out for a ride, because after all, that is what she is built for. Sure you can wax and tool tweak and generally keep her exterior in a prime condition, but if she doesn’t get a gulp in her engine of that good old black gold once in a while, surely she will wither up and die.
For a car’s soul to thrive, she needs to be taken to the road, she need to roam the never-ending desert highways on a regular basis, and now that you are aware that there are plenty of vintage options out there, you can not make that excuse anymore.
If not for your own sake, do it for the rest of us. It is not fair to keep such a prized possession stored away in an oily box with nothing in the terms of soul food except for your toolbox and some magazines you think your wife doesn’t know about.
See the joy it will bring to people faces if you let her out to breath once in a while, how the family man in his city jeep will get something dreamy in his eyes, how even the oh so young stockbroker with the thunderous horse-powers of a brand new Porsche will look at you with envy.