… The Gearheads called me this morning, said they found another LTD. 1969 2 door hardtop, just like the first LTD I owned. They wanted to bring it by and show it to me. I said yes, of course, the whole time wondering how much they wanted for it, and where I’d get the cash. Not where I’d park yet another vehicle, just running through my cash and thinking of what can be put off.
… When I went out to get the paper, I noticed the new snow on the ground and called them to let them know the LTD might not make it in the driveway. All they said was that it was no problem and they’d be here in about 15 minutes. This is when it first crossed my mind that it wasn’t a real, full-sized car. Half of me was happy that I’d be able to finish the work on the 2 door instead of spending it on another car. You can probably guess how the other half felt.
… When I saw it, my other half said “ok, that’s cool too.” It’s an old metal toy car, bigger than your standard Matchbox or Hot Wheels, and without any of the innards. It’s just the shell with wheels, but it’s obvious that’s the way it came. It’s solid metal, and inside it’s stamped with “MADE IN U.S.A.”
… They got it from her mother, who found it packed away somewhere with a few other old toys, and since it was a blue ‘69 LTD, they thought it would go good with my collection.
… Thanks you three, it’s awesome!