The car had belonged to my grandfather. After his death in August of 2003, my grandmother asked me if I wanted the car, and I said yes.
The black vinyl top was showing its age. The white paint looked fine, had some rust spots, and a few dents on it. It ran pretty good. The interior looked really good. The car was a nonsmoker's car.
When I obtained the car, it looked so-so, but ran really good. Yes, I have done my share of work to keep the car looking great. It still has all 4 of its original hubcaps still on the car to this very day. It is still a nonsmoker's car. The spare tire is also original, and so are the bumper jack parts.
On the highway, it runs great!! Lots of room interior wise. You can easily fit 6 people in this car. The trunk seems pretty big, too. Definitely family sized.
Once the car was restored in 2005, I decided to show my grandmother, who was in a nursing home at the time. When she saw what the car looked like, she was in shock and cried. She had to have a ride in the car. She had a few rides in the car before her death in 2008.
I really like this car a lot. It is big, very comfortable, and a strong runner. I never, ever use it in rain, ice, or snow. It sits in a climate controlled garage when not in use.
These are very rare cars, but if you find one, grab it!!