A good mate of mine mows the grass for an elderly couple a few miles away. The other day, while at the back door receiving his payment, he noticed the picture of a 1964 Cadillac on the wall.
My mate mentioned my car, which in turn, became an invite for me to show them my car.
Yesterday, I took a run down to their place and the lovely old couple (him 90, her 88) showed me several photos of a white Sedan Deville.
He'd bought the car, in the mid to late 60's, he told me.. The fellow they bought it off, was killed in a speedway crash in 1967, and a google search told me he was correct, so it proved when they bought it, the car would have been only a couple of years old.
The car was right hand hook in all the pictures, so it was an expensive purchase for the original owner by the time it was bought into Australia and converted.
After about an hour of seeing every photo they had, I took him for a drive in the Fleetwood. The fellows wife had already been out and checked out my car, noting it was still left hand drive.
His memory, for a 90 year old, was excellent too, he rattled off the torque figures correctly, engine sizes, he knew how to open the hood and commented, that my car seemed to handle better than his.
So, all in all, I made an old couple happy and put a grin on an old blokes face.
My good deed for the day..... I bet I still end up going to hell when I cark it though, who knows, maybe I'll score a spot not so close to the fire with any luck seeing I was such a good boy.
I was wondering about the quality of these jobs. Obviously they can be done well but would involve many hundreds of hours. I would think the most difficult aspect to make look Cadillac quality would be the dashboard and cover. Have you seen many of these cars up close?
Here is one I prepared earlier......
Now that's a head scratcher!
Very nice! The comments are amusing too.
If there was one problem with running LHD in Australia, its being on your own and stuck behind a truck or caravan.
Bloody hard to see around them, so you pick your spots where you can see around sweeping bends or what for an overtaking lane.
If I have the wife in the car, she's very good at telling me when to go. Its either "go for it" or NO.
Small price to pay to keep it LHD.
Of course your wife is good on telling you when to go, to eat, to speak..
Thats her job.
Don't you two start picking on me or i'll do a Tony and run away.
The one that is picking on you is of course your wife...
Oh yeah, i know, but that's her job.
Ha, we were married for 20 years last Wednesday too. Every so often that day, she would just burst into tears and cry uncontrollably. I seem to have that effect on women.
Gratz on the anniversery. Hope your Astrid will stick around for another twenty. But she seem to have a great sense of humour... So she will.
Regarding Tony's abrupt departure I think Neil Young said it best:
It's better to burn out
than fade away