A car was passed down in a family for generations.
Each generation made sure to keep up with its care so that it would be given to their children to use and enjoy.
Being in the family “for generations” meant that the car was indeed 80 years old and had currently passed through four generations.
An 80 year old car never looked as good as this particular one but compared to the modern ones, it was still lacking.
For the 16 year old to whom the car was bestowed upon, this car was not going to cut it anymore.
But knowing what this car meant to their family, they were at an impasse:
The car had to be decommissioned, but how would their family respond to getting rid of an heirloom.
Both options could not exist at once; one of them had to be the choice.
When they had saved up enough money, they purchased a brand new car.
When their children were of age, they were given the modern car, but not before they serviced the antique.