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The February issue of CCC is now available online.

This month we discuss theft protection, an Historical Vehicle Assn. survey which profiles car collectors and the Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar (Los Angeles), CA.

Read, enjoy and do comment, here!


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1955 Cadillac Coupé de Ville
1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv
1992 Cadillac Allanté



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I really enjoyed the HVA survey. Although I fit in to the median age demographic I tended to drive my former collector car about 2-3K miles per year. I think it's a weather thing. We average 350 sunny days per year. I had the car 8 years and added 20k to the odometer. I also found it interesting that a good percentage had two. Personally I can only deal with one. Like a menu at a resteraunt if there are too many things on the menu I can't make up my mind. Two or more collector cars would drive me nuts deciding on which one to drive. Ha, Ha.

Now that I don't have one I only choose between the 92 Tbird and 92 Ranger. But, if I wait long enough in only 5.5 years they will achieve AACA status. Just think about it. The first Chrysler mini-vans now enjoy antique status along with AMC Pacer's, Gremlins, Vega's and Pinto's among many others.

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I thought the HVA survey presented some really interested info/data about us.  One conclusion I walked away with was that we are an econmic force deserving attention.  After all, we do spend more than a few bucks on our hobby.

There was a time when I owned only 1.  Presently, the number is 3:

1955 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88
1992 Cadillac Allante (Which does not really qualify)

In the 5 years we have owned the Olds, we have put 3,000 miles on her.  That works out to about 600/yr.

The Coupe de Ville has not even racked up 100 miles since being acquired.  I hope to change that this summer; having spent last summer rebuilding the carb.

Interesting that you mention Gremilins and Pintos.  I owned both; a '73 Gremlin and a '76 Pinto.  The Gremlin I totaled when it was only a couple of years young.  The Pinto I sold in 1987 with only 185,000 on the odometer!  To get there, I had to put on a new head and install new floorboards!

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1955 Cadillac Coupé de Ville
1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv
1992 Cadillac Allanté

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