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    About a week ago I was in the shop and my wife was with me and a strange car pulled into the garage. I didn't recognize him, but my wife seemed to know the guy as soon as he got out of his car. I figured I was about to meet a long lost relative or school mate of hers. After he stepped in and she greeted him, I was told about a year ago the guy had stopped in and said he had seen the Sprint through the open garage door and after talking to a friend of his, he told my wife, his friend told him he used to own the car. My wife told him that wasn't possible because I had owned the car for a long time. The guy said, no it was a long time ago, in the late eighties and early nineties and it was such a rare car and he knew he owned the only one exactly like that in the area so he 'knew' it was his. My wife then told him I had owned the car myself since 1977 and that shocked him so much he had to call his friend right then and there on his cell. The other guy was shocked and asked my wife if he could take pictures of mine for his friend, which my wife agreed. He thanked her and left.

    Fast forward to him standing in the garage, he opens a book he was holding and showed us a two page article about the Sprint convertible version and then said his friend wanted us to have the book since it was such a rare car he had only seen it in a book once and that was it, and even though it was the convertible version he thought we'd like to have it. I thought at first he wanted me to buy it, but as soon as he handed to my wife he turned to go back to his car. The two guys live in Florida, and the guy in my garage visits his family here in Maine once a year and while he was going to be here his friend wanted to have him drop it off, he said he would have just mailed it but he didn't know our name and address.

    I thought it was pretty cool of them to do that.
    '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

    My Mach's restoration progress
    My Sprint's restoration progress
    ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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    Steve - M&M Member #690

    1968 GT/CS California Special Candy Apple Red
    2018 Premium GT Fastback Ruby Red

    Member: Vancouver Island Mustangs Association; Owner 1990 Limited Edition Mustang Registry
    Steve's 1990 Limited Edition Convertible Website & Home of the 1990 Limited Edition Mustang Registry


    • #3
      That kind of generosity is rare these days . . . Im glad that book ended up with you and Pam. Thanks for sharing the moment.
      Mark C ~
      M&M member #332
      1965 coupe - owned since '79
      1970 Mach 1 T-5 (export Mustang) - owned since '86
      "My '65 coupe is going back together"
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      • #4
        34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

        it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.



        • #5
          Now that is neat. Car guys think alike!
          ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
          -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
          -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
          " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

          "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump