Brian Sarlund bought his first car, a 1957 Chevrolet, long before he was able to legally drive it. He was in the seventh grade and paid $1,000, “using every penny I had to my name from working odd jobs.” Brian worked on the Chevy through high school before disaster struck – it was sitting in the driveway when a wind storm blew a tree onto it. “Unfortunately, I didn’t have insurance, so it sat in storage for 10 years after that. I finally sold it to a guy who did a full restoration on it. I was glad to see that someone resurrected it, but I wish the tree had never fallen on it … wish I still had it.” As a senior claims adjuster, Brian hears similar stories form Hagerty clients – and he can certainly relate.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2015/07/06/brian-sarlund