New drivers on the roads today, with money, and gas, to burn, would call these old drivers stubborn and maybe even witless. Fair enough, driving around in a heavy classic sedan from yesteryear does pose problems for air pollution levels on the highways and byways. But turning in the old car for a rebuilt transmission can start to steer the old driver and his car away from excessive gas usage.
That is what is going to happen when the driver has a fully functioning transmission system at his disposal. Also, it is a good idea for the old driver to give his old care a complete engine overhaul. The challenge here, however, is that the driver is not likely receive an exact replica. If he is driving what is often termed a classic or vintage car, he would still have to steer high and low to find a specialist mechanic dealing in that specific car and year model.
For instance, if the old driver is deliberately saddling himself with the rare UK makes of the Aston Martin or Vauxhall, he would have to cross the Atlantic to locate that ideal garage. This would be impractical, but maybe, just maybe, there is an eccentric fanatic who just happens to be a practicing mechanic based on home soil. All in all, classic or just plain old rust buckets have a better chance of being rebuilt if they are home-based veterans of the US roads.
In the extreme event that no suitable and original parts and engines can be located, it is still possible to rebuild the car’s innards with later model parts and components, more than likely also rebuilt, re-fashioned and re-modeled. Unless the old driver is a complete purist, this old car can still be modified.