I was originally looking for a 1966 Corvair (my first new car), which I wanted to use as a driver, but after sitting in one, I determined that I wanted a more modern, comfortable car for road trips. I always loved the stying of the mid-1980s Toronados, El Dorados, and Rivieras. So when my brother found a 1984 Toronado Brougham at an auction in Iowa, I told him to buy it. It had been garaged for ten years; the tires had flat spots and the rear brakes needed new calipers. But the engine was sound, except for a faulty air conditioner, so I flew from Maryland to Minneapolis to pick up my jewel in the rough. It needed new bumper fillers, had some rust, but it was drivable, so I embarked on a 1500 mile road trip through Chicago, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Pittsburgh and back home. I now have all of the body work and mechanical work done, and it looks good! These executive coupes are a pleasure to drive and even more of a pleasure to look at – one of the best designs to ever come out of GM.