This is a story not about my own classic (a 1968 Mercury Cougar), but about a buddy's classic car, a beautiful red 1968 Mustang Cal Special. My buddy Tom, many years ago, had completed a painstaking, body off restoration of his Mustang. He won Best of Show many times with this car. Upon his moving from Phoenix back to Chico, Ca., he decided to sell the car.He sold it to a couple from Beaverton, Oregon, who drive it to all the shows.
Last year, Tom, my son, another buddy, and I decided to go to Hot August Nights in Reno. We were there about half a day when we ran across the red Cal Special that Tom had sold 13 years before. The car looked like it had just been restored! He was thrilled to see the car and the people he sold it to, but I knew he was thinking "why did I sell this car?"