Vaughn P 1971 Datsun 240Z 2dr Coupe

Wasn't meant to be

My 240 Z was in desparate need of a paint job so I sent it to a local guy that said he would do it at a good price. On the hood of the car was a mural of a dragon which I had asked him to save it if he could. For some reason, someone had spray painted under the dragon but the mural wasn't to badly affected by it.

When my car was just about ready I stopped in at the painters shop on a Tuesday night and he told me to come in the garage so he could show me the work that he had done on the car. The car looked beautiful as he had painted it a metalic black. He told me that he was able to save the dragon mural and he has buffed it out so that it look like new. Then he told me that as he was sanding off the paint that was beneath the dragon, these words started to appear the more that he hand sanded. He wrote down what it said on a piece of paper and taped it to the driver's window of the car. The woods said " There was a war in heaven between Micheal and the arch angel and the loser was cast downt to earth and became the devil. The devil took the form of a dragon."

I told him that I would research where that phase came from when I picked up the car the following day. All he had left to do was the trim work. He told me to pick up the car at the end of the day on Wednesday. I was all excited that night that I finally get my car back again but before I went to bed, I thought to myself, why would someone purposely spray paint over the writing on that car and what if those words are something evil. The I told myself to quit thinking foolishly and go to bed.

The next morning I had to go by the garage where my car was at and I was hoping that my car would be sitting outside. Instead, what I seen was unbelievable. The garage was completely burned down to the ground and all that was left of my car was a burnt out shell. If felt like someone had kicked me in the stomach as I pulled in the driveway. No one was around, so I had no idea what happened.

Furtunately the garage was not attached to the house but the siding on the house all melted.

Later that afternoon the guy called me and told me that, 1 hour after I left his place he had taken a break from working on my car. When he came back into his garage the fire had already started in the rear corner. He said he tried to open the garage door to pull my car out but as soon as he opened the door he recieved a backdraft that threw him to the ground. There was nothing he could do. I told him that I was just glad that he was okay and that his house survived.

I didn't have insurance on my car and he ended up doing another paint job for me for free, so in the end it all worked out. All that I know is that the 72 Datsun 240Z wasn't meant to be.

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