In Feburary 2012 my husband bought a 1981 Pontiac Bonneville as our 30 year old daughter was divorcing and moving back home. He planned to give the car to her to restart her life. Mechanically the car was superb but needed body work.
On April 2nd, a day before my daughter was to come home her soon to be ex husband murdered her. We grieved as we had never expected this. My husband held in his emotions until he went to the garage to tinker with the car. That is where he did his crying, while grinding and painting to make the body perfect on the car. We now take the car to car shows and tell other a message that we think all should hear. Watch over your loved ones today. And know what their final wishes would be. We had, as parents health crises and had everything planned for us, but never asked what our daughter would want. Who would? We expected her to outlive us. We pray and hope that you will never use the information but, with the world of no safety even in schools, churches and theaters, know what you loved ones wishes are. We kove our old cars. My husband has a 1970 Impala Convertible and I the 1981 Bonneville. We will try to keep other from suffering our fate.
Hubby redid the entire subframe of the car. To look up under it, it looks new. And rides as fine as any Caddy.