This great vehicle is owned by my parents. I, their son, am selling it for them. They are the third owners. We don't know anything about the first owner. The second owner, "Harvey", was a Minnesota farmer near where my Grandparents lived. I remember clearly how we towed it back to the Chicago area. We, especially, my Father, were very excited. He bought it for his 50th birthday. It didn’t really need any repairs as my Dad didn’t spend too much time working on it. The car has all original parts and paint. There may be a few new wires or plugs and such. It has some nice extra accessories that my Dad put on as well. These include the front grill, the license plate holder, the pheasant, the knob on the stick shift, the step plates, the spare wheel cover, and the rear luggage rack.
Frankly, the 430 miles on it seem too good to be true, but we never ran it for hundreds of miles and because of the great condition, I would think that the previous owners did not really use it much at all. I know that my Father did not change the mileage amount as he wanted to keep everything as close to original as possible. So I truly believe that the miles are correct.
We drove it around town now and then for errands. Also, it was driven in many Northwestern University homecoming and 4th of July parades. We even used it after my Sister was married to escort her and her new husband to the reception. Great fun!!
I remember my Dad starting it up and letting me drive it around the neighborhood. That was quite the thrill! Of course the gah-oooo-gah horn was a blast. It ran great in the Fall of 2018. It has always been stored in the garage and this summer, it was outside under a car cover. The pictures are from the summer of 2019. We are unable to deliver, so of course, the buyer would have to pick up the vehicle.
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