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1966 Cadillac DeVille Convertible

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I am a senior in high school and I would like some help. My grandpa owns a 1966 Cadillac DeVille Convertible. It was his since he bought it used in 1972. He didn't drive it very much and eventually, he parked it in 1978. About 20 years ago, he started restoring it, and took off some outside chrome, and some interior, but that was basically it, and it has been sitting there since. He doesn't want to get rid because there is a lot of history in the vehicle, but he will never do anything with it and it is just sitting there, taking up space. (The thing is like 20 feet long!) I really took interest in the vehicle, and I think I should restore it. That way, he will stay in touch with it, and I could get a car that I could take to college. The car's body is in very great shape and has very little rust, surprisingly. But it doesn't run. It probably would only need some engine work, some work on the brakes, and electrical. Practically nothing will need to be replaced in the interior, because it is in really good shape. So overall, this would be a very cheap project. I actually talked to my grandpa and he likes my idea. The only problem is, my dad wouldn't think it would be practical. He is worried about the cost, even though it would be pretty cheap. He doesn't think that I won't be able to do the work, because I currently drive a 1978 chevy Silverado, which we both restored together, and was in much worse shape. (I would just take that to college, but I have two younger siblings who need something to drive to school.) He is just worried about how the car will hold up, which I understand. Old cars are very unreliable, but I did some research and the reliability was okay in this car according to reviews. He is also concerned about the gas mileage, which is something like 11.5 miles per gallon, but that wasn't very much than the 1978 chevy, anyways. But I can pay for that myself. So can you guys help me convince my dad to let me restore this car?

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