Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
At the beginning of this year I had 5 cars. My daily driver Wrangler and 4 old collector Fords. Back in April I sold the rusted out, but well running, ‘72 LTD 2-door hardtop for about $500.
Today I sold the ‘70 Convertible LTD for a lot less than I wanted. But alas, as they say, something is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay and you’re willing to sell it for.
I’ve had it on KSL for over 3 months and had about 4 people come to look at it. I knew it needed a lot of restoration to bring it back to beautiful, but I learned of some new problems along the way. The floor pans where the back seat passengers put their feet were rusted out, and the front ones were getting there.
Thursday a guy came by and looked at it and made me an offer I felt comfortable with. Mainly because I realized there aren’t that many people out there that want an old LTD that needs a lot of restoring. And I’m pretty sure it went to a good home. He and his lady-friend were here for a while looking at it and we had some great conversation during that time. About cars. They are car people too, and he had even found this blog and commented about my 59 cars.
Anyhow, it’s gone. I can pay off one of my credit cards and even get the canvas doors for the Jeep, and it went to a good home.
So, I’m left with the new Wrangler, Old Blue (‘69 LTD 4-door hardtop) and Alphonse, the ‘78 Mercury Marquis 4-door.
No, since I have room to garage all 3, I’m not planning on getting rid of any of them.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Saturday, September 06, 2014
And I just got home from Denny’s. Four of us got together for a tribute to a friend that passed away last month.
When he was a part of our lives, we all were working in food service, so our days started in the evening and didn’t end until after midnight. We spent a lot of time at Denny’s after work, drinking coffee and bullshitting with the staff and regulars there. It was a great time in my life.
Well, we got there at the usual time, around 1:00 am, had our Moons Over MyHammy and several cups of coffee and looked at some old photos we brought. Great memories. But alas, our lives have changed and we all were getting tired so we headed home. Back then we would have driven home with the sunrise.
I love my life now, wouldn’t swap it for anything. But looking back at those times made me miss the days before real responsibility. When paying bills meant you waited until the final notice. No car payments, no mortgage, no saving for retirement. We had a lot of laughs, a lot of crazy fun. There’s nothing like being in your 20’s.
And fortunately we grow out of them.