Another For Sale
Busy, busy, busy. Ten items on my To-Do/Errands list today, and writing this post isn’t one of them. But here it is. It’s here because I used to cover vintage vehicle events of various kinds for a good couple of years (full-time), and almost got it out of my system.
Northern Illinois is a virtual hotbed of vintage motordom. The vintage cars per square mile in the areas surrounding Chicago are unmatched, and there’s some event taking place somewhere five days out of each week every summer. I often had to choose between three major events scheduled for the same day.
So when I come across something like the above old Ford sedan, my knee-jerk response is to take a snapshot. in this case it’s a 1955 Ford Customline 4-door in pretty good shape. Not fabulous shape, but pretty good. Anywhere else, the thing would be locked up securely, but this is Sandwich, Illinois. It was left unlocked, with a pad of paper left on the front seat with a description and two phone numbers.
Is this car solid underneath? Mechanical things needing to be addressed? Who knows? But I’m including the contact info above because if the past is any guide, 8-15 months from now, some guy is going to Google “1955 Ford for sale”, see this post, and contact me to ask if I think it’s still available. I’ll likely be 2,000 miles away by then!