As a junior in highschool i purchased a 1973 Gran Torino as my very first car. It had 36,000 miles on it and had been sitting in a well kept shed for years but there was of course some problems that came with the humid Indiana climate. Over the past two years i have been restoring it bit by bit to make it a daily driver since it is my only vehicle. I absolutely love this car and have put numerous hours of work into it, recently a very large amount. This winter i pulled the engine to seal up some leaks from dry-rotted gaskets and old pumps. Doing this all in my garage with some help from my step-father it took some time but it is something to be proud of. Anyway, after working on it all winter i finally got it running again this spring…and when i got it out to start driving again… i looked at the gas prices once again and my heart sank. These gas prices kill, especially to a driver of a classic like this Torino. I hope that by some miraculous event i can aquire a car that will allow me to efficiently travel to enginerring college next year, but as for me and my Torino, all i can do is pray.