Todd just a thought, maybe the wife really likes the 53. And she is proud to be seen in it. So she had you take her to all the places her friends would be, the grocery store, liqueur store and so on. I think she might like the 53 and her proud hubby. Since space is the problem take her to the grocery store then take the groceries home. Then do the next store and what ever. Now while doing all this cruising from store to home and home to store be sure to hit some of the spots you would like to go. I don't know maybe this could be fun for both of you. Make a day of it.
If not come by and pick me up we can cruise. But know this the only thing I can offer you is car stories (some out and out lies). Have some fun with the 53 that's what it is all about. Good luck and best wishes.