Periodically I see threads lamenting the future of classic car ownership - concern about the youth of today losing interest ....
So - it was a genuine pleasure to be able to deliver this 1922 Studebaker to 18 year old Ben in Newberg, Oregon yesterday.
It belonged to Bens' grandfather who died in Pennsylvania last year & left the car to Ben ...
Along for the ride was the complete original engine - a flathead 6 cylinder - that Ben plans on re-building.
This is a running & driving original survivor !
Was that the parts runner?
Now that is a + sign of hope for the future.
Yes indeedy ....
Thanks for sharing this with us Jim. There are young enthusiasts out there. We just don't see them. The cars aren't going to disappear and surely there will always be someone interested in them.
Although Ben comes from a family with money - he had no problem pitching in to help ...
There was no forklift or other power equipment at the drop off - but his Dad a few other guys managed to get the complete original engine & other parts off the trailer ....
Those old 6's are heavy! I have an 18 Chalmers and it took 4 men to lift that motor into the frame.