1978 FJ40 "Rolling Restoration"
In 2008 I purchased an old Landcruiser in the town of Sonoma, wine country in Northern California. It was a hot June day on my wife's birthday and she was not so very excited to be along for the ride. After the cash was handed over, we enjoyed a shared sandwich in the back of a local market and started home. She followed as I stumbled off toward 101 in the old truck, watching the temp gauge intently (the PO had said it would overheat), the brake booster hissing air whenever I tried to slow down.
Much later in the day the 40 arrived at it's new home on the back of a big flat bed compliments of AAA (plus an additional distance charge). That of course was just the beginning of many investments in parts, tools and garage time.