I never owned a '74 Charger, but I did own a '53 Merc that had never slept with a foot ball player. (not to say that your girl did, a couple of mine did) Mrs 'Beaner used to work for a woman that was a total ass, once when she bought me a very expensive pair of one off heads her boss said, " Why do you let him spend all that money on cars." Her response was , "Well, he doesn't drink or sleep around, he's gotta have something to do with his spare time." That cost her a job. You can read into it anything you want. Nothing wrong with being proud of an old car, it takes a little pride to build one and drive it, at least that has been my experience.