After my Saturday blog post, I ran across a few other old photos of cars and such I have had and stories to go along with it. Tomorrow I will post my 1977 Cadillac Story and how hard it was to buy.
I saw one for the first time when I was in High School. When I was 18 or 19 I went into this car dealership with my friend on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. I wanted to show him a car I wanted someday. A car that I had a picture of and was unlike any other back in the 1970's. This was the only dealer in the USA however the car was outfitted in Torino Italy and used a Grand Prix Chasis.
They had one on the showroom floor. Mink Carpet, 24ct. Gold knobs, wheels and looked wild! They only made a few. Elvis had one. Dean Martin had another. Most owned by celebs. The price tag, a whopping $57,000 in days that a new Cadillac was $8888. I went back to look at it again a few years later. I still loved it.
Now in 1998 I really did not need this car and my taste has changed over the years. But on the other hand it was one of the earliest goals I ever set so what the hell. The red car below is the Stutz Blackhawk 7. It was in Beverly Hills and I bought it on ebay. I had it shipped to Florida. I kept it about 2 years and got rid of it. It was a beast. 6000 lbs. But it was another 'Mission Accomplished.'
Below the Red Stutz is my 33ft 1983 Bluebird Motorhome that I traveled in to do trade shows with in the mid-late 1980's. I lived in that one and the 1976 Bluebird I owned before that one. That was another 'Club' I found myself in but did not belong. I went to the factory a couple times in Fort Valley, Georgia. In those days the owners of these motorhomes were mainly retired Generals and Judges and CEO's. They were enjoying their golden years and I was enjoying my formative ones. We had nothing in common. But I really enjoyed traveling the country in a house with wheels after living out of a car for so many years.
Have a GREAT Day!