My wife and I bought a stock 1937 Ford Sedan back in the summer of 1995. We live up just north of Boston Massachusetts, and drove the car the remaining part of the year as often as we could. After being towed home several times we decided that over the following winter we would swap out the original drive train for a more modern one but keep the car as original looking as possible.
We started into the project after Christmas thinking that we had until spring to finish. Then we got the great idea, why not finish the car and take it on vacation with us in February down to Daytona beach. After working on the car around the clock for the next month and a half, we finished late on a Friday night just in time to take it out for a short shake down run. We loaded it up the same night and hit the road the next morning.
We hit rain shortly after leaving, that's when we found out how much an old car could leak. In New York the rain changed to snow, that's when we decided that a working defroster should be on the to-do list.
We made it to Florida two days later, traveled down one coast and up the other, loving every minute of our big adventure.
We still own the car and last year decided to take it apart again to freshen it up after logging almost 80k miles on her over the past 18 years.