Well in 10 years you'll have a 16 year old that'll need a car...
you could be right. and this absolutely would influence my decision somewhat.I'm not sure you're going to be able to get 30 out of it. I could be wrong. I watch that bringatrailer.com site...which seems to get all the money out of everything they list...and vert's are more in the 18 to 25 range here lately. Not sure if that makes any difference to your decision.
THIS. you nailed it.You sound like a businessman, so make the car a mascot for your, or someone else's business. Own the car, lease it or loan it to a business or individual that will take care of it, perhaps even another local Mustang lover that would like to preserve or even finish-detail the car in return for its use as a way to bring business into a local auto, tire, or upholstery shop. You could even let a publication company work on it, drive it, test new parts and photo it, build the car's reputation and even build its value through reputation and documentation, then still have Dad's convertible when you get like some of us do when we think of our Dad. With all his faults, AND with all mine, my Dad made me extremely happy when he helped me get MyFirstCar. It still makes me happy when I drive it, wash it, whatever. Here's a picture of my Dad standing next to mine about 1993...He cared enough to give me the car. Yours cared enough to give you his. View attachment 744946
He won't always be here.
Its never easy letting go of something you have had for so long. Best of Luck Bob!I am getting ready to sell my first car (not the one in the sig pic) that I have owned for 51 years. My dad and I built the car, but I am not using it anymore, and it is time for someone else to enjoy it.
My dad is not alive anymore, so he will not see it go.
But, realistically, I told my wife, when it is sold and being picked up, that she gets to handle the transaction, as I will not be around. I am going to coward out and not watch it go away.
51 years. I still remember the excitement of seeing the front end peeking out of the garage when I went to buy it, and I decided I did not want to see the back end when it goes away. Because when it is gone, it will be gone from me forever. 😩
Well, here is where I am at on it. There is no answer that is going to turn out well for all time, so just know it is going to be rough.
Ex-wifes... ;o)Its never easy letting go of something you have had for so long. Best of Luck Bob!