We drove down within 30 miles of the Georgia line. WE had a great visit and Steve wanted some ideas of adding on to his home. They took us to lunch at Aunt Penn’s I think. Great food and better company. Steve and Linda are super folk to be around.
We also got to see ‘Mazie’ Linda’s mom, either in her 90’s or approaching. Her mind is still sharp. Mazie and her hubby Grady were charter members of the church we built at New Hope.
Lots of memories and tales. Outside looking at the possibilities of adding on I spotted what I thought was a ‘51-‘53 Buick a in the next drive way. I could only see the windshield and the op of the hood. Steve said, I think it is a Packard.
We walked down so I could take a picture the the gentleman permitted a shot. Then he walked over. I asked is this a ‘53? Yes.
“I have had this car since I was 15. I spent 22k on it a few years back completely rebuilt. It has 38K orig miles on it.”
He started to raise the hood and wasps swarmed out. He kept on, and I said that isn’t necessary, but he raised it and did not get stung. Below is how close his fingers were to the nest.
The old solid straight 8
The sun has ruined the paint job.
The interior looks good. I asked, “What would it take to drive this home?”
He said, “$7,000 today.”
I’ll talk to Sherry.
Yeah, it is still in his drive way. (But it might be under the Christmas tree?) (reckon?)
It is a pretty car, I have a love affair with the 1950’s cars.
Continuing the cars that never made production
The 1953 Ford x-100 (I see shades of the ‘55’56 Studebaker grill here)