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This may turn into an expensive hobby

By November 1, 2020 No Comments

Over the last couple years I have enjoyed watching car shows and have gotten more and more interested in older cars. Don’t get me wrong, I do not need a car and don’t see myself off the water in the next ten years at least, but still they are cool.

When I was at my parents house in Cameron, MO my cousin and I checked out a brand new store selling classic cars and trucks. In fact I went back and took my dad and then my mom wanted to see them also. It was so much fun walking among all the cars and figuring out which I liked.

Turns out I love the 40’s and 50’s pickup trucks. I will also have a soft spot for a 1972 Malibu (or any Chevelle in the late 60’s and early 70’s for that matter) because my first car was a yellow one….five shades of yellow that is. My best friend and I called it the Yellow Banana.

After the car shop my cousin and I poked around a junkyard for fun

The Bel Air from the 50’s are cool as are the Mustangs of the 60’s, but when you see old cars these are the most common. The shop did not have any Mustangs, but it did have a ‘55, ‘56, & ‘57 Bel Air so it was neat to see the difference between the years. They also had a cool 55 Impalla that I liked.

I even saw this one on the side of the road during my drive to Colorado

Since then I have been seeing classic cars and trucks everywhere and even found a 1946 Ford pickup on Ebay in Denver that started at $2000 and rose to $3750 over the next week. It had been sitting in a garage since 1985, but had potential. The morning the auction ended I arranged to be able to stop by and check out the truck. I wanted to do this because I would see all the work needed and walk away. The problem is that I feel in love with it even more in person. Oops. I could not resist. I had to put in a bid in the closing minutes. I entered $3850 and was instantly out bid, so I raised it to $4000 in the last 15 seconds. Luckily for me I lost by $50, because the last thing a sailor needs is an old truck to sink money into. That is what the boat is for (haha), but this truck was so pretty!!!!! 🙂

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