Sold the '69

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Sold the '69

Post by mcgsxr » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:41 pm

I absolutely enjoyed the 6 years (and ~6000 miles I drove the car during those years) I owned "Ali" as my girls called her.

The new owner picked up the car and drove it (!) about 500 miles home. I was surprised that was his approach, but felt the car would be up to it. I had checked over the fluids and air pressure and all looked good.

He did let me know the car was flawless during the drive home.

I will miss her, but will always have the memories that car helped me build with my kids at a specific age during their growth.

Thanks again to all the support here on the forum!

I don't rule out owning another in time, but for the moment I am back to the mundanity of my 2009 Ford Fusion.
1969 Red Landau Tudor survivor, 34K original miles, AC, reclining passenger seat. TBird Registry #37047

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Re: Sold the '69

Post by RAVEN » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:29 pm

I wish I could have seen the Car. As you are aware, I tried several times to get you out to an event or two, but do realize your business career took preference.
Did you by chance introduce the new owner to the SOTC and the VTCI? Have him contact me thru the Forum or pass his name on to me to follow up, by a PM.

Thanks for being here, and try to get a replacement, once its in your blood, it never really leaves.

Wally K "RAVEN"
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Re: Sold the '69

Post by mcgsxr » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:21 pm

I do apologize for not getting out to any of the formal local events. I attended many local general car gatherings in the first couple of years. My travel for work always gummed up my intentions of getting out to a local meet. Darn work!

The new owner is in Chicago, so not sure the Ontario based club will be meaningful for him.

I did link him to this site to help orient him to some of the internet sites to visit for help etc. This one has always been top of the list.
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Re: Sold the '69

Post by redstangbob » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:47 pm

I'm curious where you advertised the car, finding a buyer so far away. wish you the best, Bob
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Re: Sold the '69

Post by 60fore » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:25 pm

Take care, Gixxer Man!

I've been Birdless myself for a while now since selling my '62. Right now, with two motorcycles taking up space in my garage, there just isn't room for one. But someday, I know I will rejoin the flock!

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Re: Sold the '69

Post by mcgsxr » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:34 am

I had only advertised the car locally, but my neighbor ended up contacting the eventual buyer. He is a business partner to my neighbor, and they specialize in buying CDN cars and selling them back into the US (most of the cars they deal with are 25 years old or more).

The T Bird is going to be in this guy's garage, he was taken by the originality and wanted it for himself. That helped my mindset, as I remembered his reaction last year when he first saw the car. Glad it went to someone who was as taken with it as I was.

The garage looks so empty, but it will be in the Spring that it will really hit me.
1969 Red Landau Tudor survivor, 34K original miles, AC, reclining passenger seat. TBird Registry #37047

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