So There is a house I pass every now and then and I noticed a while back there is an old late 80s caprice that has been sitting in the driveway since spring, It is in good condition for the year and having spent 25 years in Indiana.
I like caprices and it seemed like this one hadn’t moved and a tire was going flat so I knocked on the door and asked about buying it, boy that was the wrong thing to do, the elderly gentleman told me “no,no,no I like it just fine, I like it just fine right where it is”.
It is a sad story because the reason its in the driveway is he cant drive anymore and they built a ramp in his one car attached garage to help him get in his house since he uses a walker now and can barely walk and cant do the stairs.
After he told me this I let him know that if he ever decided to sell it call me and I would love to give it a good home and would give a fair price for it, This was the wrong thing to say because he got a bit enraged and told me “Son, that car isn’t going anywhere, I have owned it for 25 years and I am going to own it for another 25 years”
Oh well. I figure there is nothing I can say to reason with him so I might as well let it go.
Its his car and I respect that, but lets be honest, its going to sit there until something happens and then the kids will deal with it and probably have it hauled of by a wrecker.
I know its not an old muscle car, but I sure love cruising the back roads in a good old caprice.
Anyone have any similar stories?