I sold my last Cougar in 96 because I needed a daily car that would keep me employed. For the last 25 years, I’ve looked off and on, but either timing for a purchase, or availability of the right car never lined up.
For my &%th birthday (more behind than ahead!), I flew to Vegas early in the morning on Tuesday and crawled under, over and around trying to convince myself this was a bad idea…but she’s perfect. Thank you to Mike from Classic and Collectible Cars for being 100% upfront about everything wrong with this car, and when I booked my flight, being a truly decent businessman, and giving me first dibs since buyers came out of the woodwork over the weekend after we talked. Oh, and a ride back to the airport saving me a cab/Uber fare was definitely appreciated!!
For backstory, my first car was an M code 69 STD HT, but my brother had wrecked it several times and it was a nightmare to keep on the road. My second was an H code 69 STD HT that was bought as a donor but ended up being more solid and the one I kept. While on active duty in the army, she started having issues getting me on post in the mornings, so I had a choice of selling, or ending up on charges. With a heavy heart I sold her to another guy in my unit who could afford a second car. When I left the army, I bought a 67, and drove that until a series of issues again forced me to sell and buy something that didn’t require that I get out of bed 2 hours early…just in case she decided not to start today.
Sometime on Monday, the transport service will deliver my car, and I am absolutely thrilled. She has more shorts than Disney World on a summer afternoon, dents, scratches, modifications that need to be undone, modifications that need to be made…and I could not be happier. After a few days getting dirty in my coveralls, it will be time to earn some Cougar Bucks!
Thanks for listening!