Sydney Sweeney’s decision to refurbish a vintage Bronco is rooted in her childhood memories. Here’s how the Euphoria actress took control of her career and took joy in her vintage automobile collection.

Sydney Sweeney can’t seem to get away from her favorite pastime.

Sure, she’s glam on Euphoria as boy wild Cassie, but she’s also getting down and dirty off camera, sprucing up her used 1969 Ford Bronco in front of a TikTok audience of nearly one million.

In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Sydney revealed, “I wanted a Bronco so badly,” “But I wanted to build one so that when I drove it and people said ‘cool car,’ I could be like ‘yeah, thanks’ and know I made it.”

@sydneyssweeney

call me a painter now 🎨

♬ Fast – Sueco the Child

She’s done everything from wire brushing rust off to replacing a back axel since buying the automobile in February 2021, much to the amusement of those watching from behind their phones.

Her repaired Bronco isn’t the actress’s first vintage vehicle, so her latest effort is a full circle for her.

Sydney drove her grandparents’ ancient Volvo to school after moving from Spokane to Los Angeles as an adolescent. She felt “embarrassed” of the automobile, which she claimed was originally inhabited by squirrels and covered in oil stains, at a high school full of Range Rovers and BMWs.

“I feel bad because I’m so beyond grateful that I had grandparents who were able to give me a car, but I would leave the keys in the ignition hoping someone would steal it so I could take the insurance out on it,” she explained. “No one did.” she says.

Sydney is pleased to have a rebuilt car, a freshly purchased home, and even more pride in her Spokane origins these days. In fact, her first home has the same oddities as her childhood home, such as hidden doors and laundry chutes.

“Sometimes I feel guilty talking about it because I remember myself just three, four years ago not wanting to park in my school lot because I didn’t have a nice car.” she told the outlet.

The actor is not only pursuing her interest in mechanics. She’s also launching her own production business, Fifty-Fifty Films, and executive producing The Players Table, a forthcoming HBO Max series starring herself and Halsey.

@sydneyssweeney

She’s finally driveable!

♬ Fake – The Tech Thieves

It hasn’t been easy, though, to gain support from her peers. “I was told I have to do multiple things before I can get a credit like that, as if I didn’t deserve it,” the 24-year-old actress confessed. “And it was women that did it. That surprised me greatly. Everyone acts as if we’re all rooting for each other, but I haven’t felt that way yet.”