Or so. We are talking about MOTs of old cars, classics and the tension that quite a few owners feel in relation to the chilly business 'market value'.
Does it pay - say - 1500 euro repair costs to invest in a classic that might be worth 3000 euro?
Well, why not? Because do you have a different, fun and good car for 1500 euros?
And let's face it: Everything is perishable. So why wouldn't a set of brake lines be ready after 30 + years? That also applies to shock absorbers, exhausts and more of that inconvenience.
Okay, it takes a while to take such a cost item, but when your esteemed, extremely durable classic can take another couple of years ahead?
The Audi 100 with its fairly rare 1900 carburettor block is optically still, and will soon be technically in order again, and that is also a pleasant investment. Especially when you have almost been overtaken by the thickest and newest Audi on the Autobahn. A car the size of a village church and with so much power that many fighter planes from after the First World War could suck a gun on it.
We drove around 140 on the right lane. The Fat Audi already started flashing in the mirrors. When he came alongside, he slowed down considerably until he drove immediately. His right side window glided down. The driver gave or a very thick "like!" Accelerated and disappeared like a dot past Oberhausen. Nice is not it?
And what about the welding on the BX 1400 that is coming up at the next MOT? We let that do without thinking. Because the previous BX lasted three tons, and this one has not even walked two tons ...
Cherish your classic. Think of it as informal care. And enjoy. As long as possible.