Believe it or not, it really is that simple.
Life tries to make things more complicated than they really are.
I understand wanting to keep it from getting hurt, but (not to offend you) there's nothing special about a 1981 Corvette (I have a 1982 and there's nothing special about it, but I love it anyway).
Don't be afraid to use it to go get groceries, or random errands.
What you have is a savings account that can't be easily accessed. One thing I would do though is either NOT drive it OR REPLACE those ORIGINAL tires........... they are a bomb just waiting to destroy your bodywork in the event they let loose................. I think you'v probably thought of that. DON'T risk it........
Otherwise, it's paid for, you owe nothing, and were times to get rough, it could be liquidated then in a couple weeks or a months time. Once your kids get grown some, and they're spending the weekend with Grandma or Grandpa or Aunt Happy, you can take a weekend day trip to somewhere nice. The kids will not remain little long, believe me...! The other thing you could do is trade it for something which takes less room to store, something which would hold its value, again, that 'savings account' that can not be readily blown, but must be thought about to access. An 81 is nothing particularly unique, other than next to last body style. I believe the next collectors will be the C3's as the C4's are still not that desirable due to the fact there's a million of them out there cheap. But ultimately a person falls out of love with stuff over time and the reasons to have the stuff changes and seems less important. You are in that place right now. Wise thinking would tell you it will increase in value if you at least maintain it. But if that is of no interest to you, it will deteriorate over time, and that will offset the value of the 'Collectible' aspect of it.
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