This 84 year old really understands how to be frugal! His main piece of advice? Change the oil every 3,000 miles…that’s how he figures he kept it running for so long. His 1929 Ford Model A is still humming along. We all need to take a lesson from this guy! In our throw away society, it’s refreshing to see someone care about something so important to him, even in the face of it starting to fall apart!
“But Mr. Curtiss, 84, of Shelton, has followed the advice with the first car he ever owned, a 1929 Ford Model A; it has 200,000 miles on it and still runs. Mr. Curtiss said he was 15 in 1938 when he bought the car, which sold for $400 when new, from a Derby man for $10. It was during the Depression. “
Of course, he does own 25 other cars…but most of them are old as well.
From the NY Times