My DD '80 Malibu/229 V6/TH350C is a piece, but it's MY piece. In another 30 years they'll say it has 'patina'. Now it could be said the original paint's kinda shot, the only time it looks halfway decent is when it's wet! lol But no rust and no accidents (had it since 12K miles). I have a Vortec engine for it but it's not together yet.
Garrell, shame they're doing you that way, but the comment that you're raising teenage heart attacks IS funny! Keep your chin up, It'll work out, I'm sure.