Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Story of "the Mustang"

Slide in to hear the story of one man owning the same car twice....

Here it is, the 1966 Ford Mustang, my husband's beloved. Originally purchased in Memphis, Tennessee in 1989. The purchase price was $3,300. He drove this car for 5 years unencumbered and happy.

He tells the story of meeting me, falling instantly in love and knowing that his carefree Mustang days were coming to a close. The car was sold to pay for our honeymoon to Nassau when we were married in 1995.

Come to find out that the man he sold it to died a few years later. It was willed to a grand-daugther. Then it got sold twice more after that. My husband quotes "if you love something, set it free, if it comes back, it's yours....."

Here it is in 2007 at a car dealership less than 1/4 of a mile from our house! Sale price of $10,200. Wow, what a deal! But how could he be so sure that it was his.....? The original VIN# that my husband memorized.
Is that normal? I'm lucky if I know my licence plate number.


So fess up, which ones of you are the sentimental, love a happy ending types and which ones are the practical, thrifty, tight wads like me?

16 comments:

Andrea said...

I am the sentimental, love a happy ending type. LOVE IT. Congratulations and GOD BLESS, andrea

mommanator said...

I love it, but am also practical too, go figure. Now how did he remember the vin #. he must be a genious!

Kasie West said...

Practical, thrifty tight wad here. The story made me cringe. :) But if it made him happy then I suppose it is worth it. LOL

Keli Gwyn said...

Diane, I'm totally the sentimental type married to the tightwad type.

Bet your hubby is happy to have his blue buddy back--even if the price had gone way up. Classic cars can be a lot of fun.

My guy bought his 68 MGB Roadster in 1970 and has owned it ever since. "Midge" is pale primrose, so I like to say she's his blond and I'm his brunette. We get along pretty well. :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm a little of both, but a little more of a tightwad than sentamentalist!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Aw, loved this story. Guess I'm the sentimental type. Awesome car, by the way.

Sande said...

Everyone has a passion; and everyone has a price tag on that passion.

Most won't pay the price though ...!

Glad your husband did.

By the way, and here's a real woman thing to say about a car, like the color.

Azure Islands Designs said...

I'm a bit of both, depending on the circumstance...love this story...I also understand the power a car like that can have over someone...good for him!!! Hope he enjoys it immensely!

Cheers

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Annie said...

Well, since I am a lover of Mustangs and owned one a couple of years ago, I say Awesome that your hubby gave it up for love and then got it back!!! And this Mustang is really great!!!!!!

Cheri Peoples said...

WOW-that's like those stories of someone loosing their class ring at the beach 30 years ago.

Just coming over for a visit. I have changed all of my buttons.
I have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and we have a brand new party starting this week. It will be every Wed and featuring Holiday Decor and/or tasty treats. Come on by.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Eileen Astels Watson said...

That's cool. I guess I'm the sentimental, happy ending type for sure.

Sarah Dawn said...

What a beautiful story of love and provision. God truly loves to give us the desires of our hearts.

Blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Jody Hedlund said...

Wow! That is quite a story! What are the chances of that happening?

Shammickite said...

I love coincidences. And I absolutely love that story. Cars are definitely part of the family. Did it/he/she have a name? All cars should have a name. Like dogs. Or cats. Or people come to that.
My previous car was The General, and my current car is Bluebottle.

Journaling Woman said...

I am coming to live with you guys and maybe we can find my old Mustang.

Get my bedroom ready!

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