It’s a shame the next generation doesn’t have the flame.
One of our old cars happens to also be a '55 Ford.
Mom’s older brother bought it new and it was in his estate when he passed 8 years ago. I became the second owner of a rather original white over red tutone Sunliner with a black top and only 49 thousand miles on the odo.
I can remember the car since, well, I can remember, dated my wife in the car, and it was our wedding car in 1979. I’d always borrow the Sunliner when I was in town, making sure to return it in better condition. I suspect there were a number of years that I was the only one who used the Sunliner, None of my five cousins showed much interest in it. Ironically, the Sunliner was present for 3 of their weddings, but we were driving it, they had limos. When the car was offered to me, I remember my cousin telling me that his Dad wanted me to have the car.
I don’t get a lot of opportunities to use it these days, but Linda and I cannot imagine selling it. I waited over 50 years to get it, and I’m going to hang onto it as long as I can.
However, none of my three daughters have any strong interest in it. They have not shown much interest in a couple of cars we’ve had since they were born, either. Thought my oldest might have the flame, tried to fan it (her High School car was a black 71 Mercedes coupe), but a new husband and a new grandson have put out the spark. Even bought back her car, fixed it up and she turned it down.
Couldn’t fault her logic, she had no way to keep it running (neither are mech inclined) and it would mean her new car would sit outside. Oh well, you can try…