Thanks for the compliments Rudi. They are much appreciated. Yes, I do live in a good area IMHO.
We are fortunate enough to experience the changes of all four seasons here. We may or may not see snow/sleet, etc. That's why it makes it hard to think about snow removal equipment, but it still has to be in your hip pocket so to speak.
The Nova is as I pretty much bought it back in 2004. It has a little over 46k actual miles. The only real things I've had done was to have a mechanic go over it and replace major gaskets for the transmission, rear end, valve covers, etc. I also bought the wheels and tires and had those mounted. I do still have the original steel wheels and the full wheel cover hubcaps stored.
It runs very well, and has that Varooooom that a small V-8 has. Nice.