New Photos Added February 25, 2010
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Lincoln Capri Car Fever
"I'm a truck driver, and I see many old cars waiting for a new home that I wish I could have! My 12 year old son was with me on a run a few years back when he spotted an old car near the road and asked what it was. I had no idea since I had never seen one like it before. I had time to kill so we stopped just to look and see what it was. Well, an old guy came out of somewhere and we started talking about the car. It turned out to be a 1955 Lincoln Capri. No motor or tranny, but it had been a sweet car in her day. Factory power seats, power windows, power antenna, steering and brakes. But the big thing was that it had come with air conditioning! They made a total of 11,462 of these two door Lincoln Capri's. My 12 year old son asked "Is it for sale?" I cringed, only because I couldn't afford the car right now. The old guy said "$900". Nick, my son, looked at the ground in defeat. Then he asked "Would you take payments?" (I stepped back to look at the car, as if I hadn't heard the question) "How much money do you have son?" the old guy asked. "$200" my son said. (he had been saving his lawn mowing money) "Here's the deal." the old guy said. "You give me $200 and give me the balance by January 1st, and you have a car. If you don't, I keep the car and your money." Nick looked at the ground again, thinking. Nick looked up at the guy and said okay. I stood in surprised silence with huge eyes! They shook hands sealing the deal, we said some pleasantries and we were on our way. Well this was in May. My son mowed and mowed and by October he had the Lincoln! He still has the car and we've taken many many pics. What a great experience for a young man. I'm very proud of him!
From Donnie & Nick
"Hello Steve, I thought I’d pass along pics of my 57K mile 1969 GTO that I rescued out of a lean-to east of Austin, Texas in 2006. The car was last registered in ’83 and inspected in ’81 and while it is a rust free (Texas car), it was abandoned and in miserable shape, but complete. Original YS code 400/TH400 and 3:23 open dif, PS, A/C, buckets and tinted glass were the original options. Good news is that it’s running and driving now, but unfortunately I must put it up for sale. Should a reader be interested, they can find out more here at http://www.buymy69gto.com."
From Daniel in Texas
Nearly Gone Coronet Convertible
"This jewel sat in a swamp for 25 years before we drug it out a couple years ago. Every wheel was frozen up and wouldn't spin. The shot of the interior tells you how little of the floor was left so it made it easy to remove the dash. It was a 383 3-speed car. The bellhousing had chunks missing and the oil pan had rusted off. We saved as much as we could.
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