alan t


It started out as a Baja project my best friend decided to do. He bought the kit then he, I and another friend of ours began. They did most of the body modifications and I did the engine and other mechanical work. When it was finished he drove it everywhere (on and off-road). Never painted it, just faded blue and white fenders, hood, nose apron and read deck cover. We would have a blast in it. One day I got a phone call telling me my best friend had died in a construction accident. It was the worst time of my life. I was 25 at the time and so was he. As time went by I got the car from his family. It needed some work but in no time it was back on the road (and off) again! Some years went by and the engine was giving out. It sat for six years then it was time for the transformation. Body work, paint, interior, floor pans, and other restoration work got it ready for shows. No more off-road just cruises and car shows. I have several 1st, and 2nd place trophies and plaques. But the one I like the most is a 3rd place I got at one of the largest shows on the east coast. I was really surprised because there were a lot of cars in my class. I've had the car since 1986. I've had offers to buy it but it has sentimental value and you just can't put a price on that.

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