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Saturday, September 12, 2015

I love you just the way you are...



We had a customer at the flower shop that we were doing wedding flowers 
for and this is what the bride and groom to be pulled up in to pick up their arrangements...I grabbed my phone and started taking pictures...
So me, a girl who loves a classic car, wanted to know everything about it...
The man who owns it told me that the car originally came into his fathers automotive
shop for repairs. He bought it new off the lot in Victoria in 1945 and had it 
painted with his business logo and info at the same time...

I love so many things about this van...the simple phone #, the aged look of the paint, 
the grill, the lights. the history!
The current owner said he would never change a thing about it.
I said that you couldn't re create that look no matter how hard you tried.
These are original paint cans that the current owner of the car has been collecting over the years.
Same brand as the original owner use to use...
So then he told me how it came into his families hands...turns out over the years, the original
owner kept bringing it in for maintenance and when he retired from his business he offered
the mechanic the van for sale. The mechanic wanted to know how much he wanted for it...
"what I paid for it" says the guy..."$1,287.00".
Needless to say the mechanic bought it and in time handed it down to his son,
 who still drives it today.
How cool is that?!
She's a real beauty isn't she? 
Some things are just worth perfect the way they are.

2 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

What a beauty! What a story!! Love it.

FeltersJourney said...

Love this van! x