Is Annabel's restoration complete?
No. Her mechanical and bodywork is done, but I still need to put in her interior. She also needs a new wiring harness.
When will her interior go in?
When I have the money.
Where was Annabel's restoration done?
I'd rather not say; I don't want to give them the free ad space. They screwed me over pretty badly. There were sone wonderful craftsmen and honerable individuals there, but overall, it was a horrible experience. A great deal of the work was done badly. Annabel's electrical system is still utterly hosed, and they've done nothing to make it right. If you e-mail me, I'll tell you the name of the restoration house (because I wouldn't want the same thing to happen to you).
What did Annabel's restoraton cost?
I've never added it all up. If I did, I'd have a heart attack and die on the spot. Let's just say it was way too much. Even at a reputable restoration house, you're going to spend a ton of money on a car as old and ill-used as Annie. I'd suggest that, unless you have more money than sense, you find yourself a hearse in better condition than she was in when I found her.
Why do you drive a hearse?
Isn't it obvious?
Do your kids like Annabel?
They love her. In fact, they call all long black cars "Annies."
How many dead people were in Annabel?
Dunno. A whole lot. Perhaps even a buttload.
But nobody ever died in a hearse, right?
Not in a regular hearse, no. But Annie is an ambulance-hearse combination. In small towns, up until the 1960's, the local funeral home would own a combo like Annie. If somebody got hurt, the funeral director would zoom over and pick him up, then rush him to the town doctor. Or if the person was hurt badly enough, the funeral director could pick up the doctor on the way to the hospital (Annie originally had a jump seat for a medic). I suppose that if the patient didn't make it, the undertaker could always make a u-turn...So yes, people probably died in Annabel. Screaming and gorking blood.
Is Annabel haunted?
You'd have to ask her.
What does Annabel's name mean?
Annabel Lee is named for one of my favorite poems by Edgar Allan Poe.
Have you ever had sex in Annabel?