"So? asks the sweet Voice Of Reason. I blurt that I could get rid of the Buick and the MG and be happy for the rest of my days, if only I could bring this magnificent automobile home. Yeah, right, sniffs VOR." Rob, you just aren't using your God given talent of lying to the one you love. The way I see this really isn't a problem and there is no need to miss out on an opportunity to buy the car of you dreams. First off, buy the Packard and ask the owner if he can store it for you for a few months ( your Voice of Reason will never need to know ). Once this is complete search for and buy an old homestead with a barn up in the Canadian Rockies. This will solve 'MOST' of your problems. You will have the car you want, a place with a view to keep it plus the Buick and MG and on top of that the Voice of Reason will just be an echo up the canyons. You will need to brush up on your lying skills when you start telling you wife you will be taking extended "business trips" once a month. No cell phone signal.....no problem. I'm sure she will believe you when you say cell phones haven't invented in South America yet. Just think, all this and a whole lot closer than moving in with Derek. AND, if she ever gets the lawyers involved, as in Bills case/experience??? you have a place to live. She'll never find you way out there.