I'm new on the site needing some outside advice! Currently I have a fairly decent 1984 Chevy Scottsdale 4wd pickup I have owned for 11 years. I bought it from the original owner's estate (he passed away). Since I have owned the truck I have put in a new transmission, tires, dual exhaust, and all the basics. I also have done some cosmetic work (new chrome front & Back bumpers, dash, seat redone with new vinyl). I have never overhauled the 350 V8 motor since I have owned the truck and I'm certain it has over 100k. Doesn't burn oil, but I can tell it could use a rebuild someday. I did put a brand new 4bbl carb on it this past summer which has been nice. The truck has had no rust, and even though it is 4wd, I do not drive it in our salty Iowa winters. I store it inside from October until April. The blue & silver two tone paint is starting to fade...really bad on the hood, and the top of the box sides. So I'm looking at giving it a repaint. A man has got to keep his truck looking nice...right??? Well, here is my situation that is keeping me up at night! Recently a life long, older family friend has offered me a 1971 GMC pickup that his father bought brand new. His dad passed away a few years ago and the truck has been sitting in his parents garage. The truck is very mint. It has 15k on the clock and body & interior is perfect. No rust/dents, not a crack in the dash and not one tear in the seats. Truck currently has original topper, and the inside of the bed has blankets over it. I crawled in and looked under the blankets...not ONE scratch or dent in the bed! It is orange & white, and has the original 350 v8 (motor is clean with original paint). It is however 2WD. The family friend wants me to buy the truck from him; It is not openly for sale, but he is getting up in age himself and his kids are grown & gone and have no interest in old vehicles. He wants it to go to a good home & knows I always admired it in the past. The "cons" are it has been sitting for a long time...not driven/started in 14 years. The radiator is still full of antifreeze, and I crawled underneath...not one drop of oil on the floor. The friend has offered it to me for a good price, and said "he will make it right" in regards to making sure the truck is mechanically good. Right off the bat I know it needs tires (one tire is flat completely) battery, gas tank flushed, fluids changed. But what else could be needed? Motor is not leaking any fluids and is clean like off the showroom floor. When I say 15k miles, it is truly an original survivor and is very, very clean. I am not able to have two pickups. I would have to sell the one to buy the other. I already have two "toys" now (my current Chevy pickup & a restored 1964 Buick Skylark Convertible) that I store in the winter. So.... Do I sell my 4wd Chevy that has been in my family for most of my son's life and buy this GMC??? My current Chevy... Pros; 4wd (don't use it a lot, but it has been handy), many new parts. Cons: needs a paint job before it gets too bad, which is sooner than later. Future engine overhaul down the road. This 1971 GMC....Pros; body & interior is mint! 15k on the truck. Cons; 2wd, Long time sitting. Needs tires, battery, fluids changed, tank flushed...and what potentially else??? What is the "better" truck??? I need sleep!