Originally Posted by BCinKS
...but cars are just not my thing anymore.
Is it the restoring that isn't your thing anymore, or having an older fun car at all? Two totally different aspects of ownership.
I work on older cars on my own time, and it's slow. It's one of my hobbies and some days it is more interesting than others. However, being able to drive them is the reward. I bought our family a 1970 Cutlass convertible that we drive around in as our "fun car" because I remember riding in my grandmother's 65 Pontiac convertible when I was a kid. It's a lot of fun and in many ways my favorite car to drive of the ones I own. Our family can make memories with it any day of the summer. Imagine your family doing the same with your Chevelle some day.
Right now my kids are 9, 11 and 15. They hunt with me on occasion, but it will be a while before they go on bigger hunts - I didn't go with my Dad for elk until I was turning 40. A "hunt of a lifetime" for me would involve either Dad, my kids or both since most of the fun is sharing it with family. If you're at the stage where your wife fits that bill, and no matter what the car doesn't fit in the picture, then go ahead, sell it and do what you enjoy. However, if you don't think that the hunt is going to be in the picture for a while you might as well enjoy the car. Unfortunately in 2010's economy it's probably worth 30% less than 3-4 years ago, so you may as well have some fun with it.
FYI, I absolutely love 69 Chevelles. Great taste in cars.
Someday I'll have one myself.