The first thing I would go upon winning the lotto is get me a Christine 1958 Fury.
It's always been my dream car.
I tend to watch the movie about once a year, and have read the book a half dozen times.
I have come to the conclusion that the book car was a living entity as well as the old man. They found themselves and became inseparable.
I also agree the book was better, but there was huge plot points that couldn't have been made into the movie for time constraints alone.
An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty.
Alexander Hamilton, author of Federalist No. 1. 10/27/1787