It was in 1971 I was 10 years old. My dad took me to the NYC International Custom Car Show at the New York Coliseum (It's no longer there) four floors of custom cars, New models, Future cars, Funny Cars, Dragsters, and more, It was the best car show on the east coast. We went every year until they stopped having the show. At the show I saw for the first time a 32 highboy coupe and fell in love with it. I still have the picture from the show. fast forward 40 years later, I see it for sale at a Reinbeck, NY car show, the rest is history. I have the car, I feel reunited.