Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Number 55 soon to be.

Right around the corner from my brother’s house (The Gearheads) an LTD has sat for a couple of years.  Just recently the homeowner mentioned that he was going to have it towed to a junkyard, it’s just taking up room and they don’t use it anymore.  My brother and his wife didn’t want to see it turned into scrap, so they decided to rescue it and made the guy an offer.  Then they mentioned it to me.

Well, they had already returned the truck to me, because they didn’t have the room for it, so when I showed some interest in it they decided that as long as it wasn’t going to the scrap heap, they were happy.  So they said I could add it to my stable.

Which is perfect, because it’s a 2-door hardtop and fits perfectly into my plan. It’s not in as good shape as the other ones I picked up, it has a little rust at the back on the trunk, a dent in the front passenger fender and it needs a new battery and exhaust system.  It also needs a good cleaning, as you can see by the pictures.  There may be some other issues, we won’t know until we get it started when we pick it up on Saturday, but for the price I just couldn’t turn it down. $200.  I can even afford that.

So, here’s to #55 and the cementing of my obsession.

55a 55b  Henry Ford Clinic, here I come.  Again.



A Paperback Writer said...

Well, there are far worse vices a man could have.

The Gearheads said...

Oh, did I mention the two missing hub caps are in the trunk? So it even has all four hub caps. This is almost as good a deal as the Buck mobile you bought some time ago (#37).

Max said...