ORIGINAL OWNER STATUS
I just read The Bottom End by Diego Rosenberg in your Oct. 2018 issue [“Muscle Car Baselines, Part 2: A Call for Consistency”]. I especially enjoyed reading about how car guys are always looking for the rarity in the car they have. I have to admit I do the same thing. It’s bragging rights, plain and simple. But what I have found as I show my Big Bad Orange 1970 AMX with Shadow Mask hood is that people aren’t that interested in its being reportedly one of 122. No, what gets everyone talking is that I’m the original owner! Every car guy or car gal loves what they’ve got, whether it’s a Camaro, a Mustang, or a Mopar. I love them all, and it doesn’t have to be rare for me to appreciate the car. For me it’s not the rarity that makes my car interesting, it’s the original owner status. How many of these 50-plus-year-old cars with the original owner are still out there? I’ve seen several in your magazine, I know they’re out there!
Wave to me as I go by in my original owner AMX, because I drive it everywhere. See ya on the road!