Cars We Drove

Here's an interesting story sent in by Kurt Schleicher:

Stolen Car

The proud owner of a magnificent 1956 Chevrolet convertible, wrote to say he had restored the car to perfection over the last few years, and sent this...
 
On a very warm summer afternoon he decided to take his car to town.  It needed gas, as the gauge was practically on empty, but he wanted ice cream, so he headed first to his favorite ice cream shop.
 
He had trouble finding a parking space and had to park the car down a side street.   He noticed a group of young guys standing around smoking cigarettes and eyeing my car rather covetously.  He was a bit uneasy leaving it there, but people often take interest in such an old and well-preserved car, so he went off to enjoy his ice cream.

The line at the ice cream shop was long and it took him quite a while to return to his car.  When he did, his worst fears were realized… his car was gone.

He called the police and reported the theft and then went back and bought a quart of pistachio ice cream.  About ten minutes later the police called him to say they had found the car abandoned near a gas station a few miles out of town.

It was unharmed and he was relieved.  It seems just before he called, the police had received a call from a young woman who was an employee at a self-service gas station.  She told them that three young men had driven in with this beautiful old convertible.  One of them came to the window and prepaid for 20 dollars worth of gas.

Then all three of them walked around the car.  Then they all got in the car and drove off, without filling the tank.

The question is, why would anybody steal a car, pay for gas that they never pumped and then abandon the car later and walk away?

 


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They couldn't find where to put the gas!

 

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Talk about cars that no one is restoring or keeping.................
 
 Beany's Drive Thru - Long Beach , California - 1952-53
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Here is a link to a website that you should enjoy if cars of the 50s and 60s are something nostalgic for you.  The link was provided by classmate Kurt Schleicher:

http://cruzintheavenue.com/CarsWeDrove.htm

 

OK, All You 50s Car Buff Know-It-Alls!  Take This Quiz:

http://www.americantorque.com/game/car-show-50s/

We are sorry to announce that the website link below is no longer operable.  If you have a link to a site that refers to cars we drove please contact us with that information and we will provide the link here.

 

If you like the old cars of the 50s and the music of that era

that went along with those cars, you will like the video and

music at the following website.  The music at the end of the

video is "Thunder Road", sung by the star of the movie for

which it was the theme!  This is the one and only song

recorded, for publication, by Robert Mitchum.

Just click on this link and enjoy!

http://thefiftiesandsixties.com/CarsWeDrove.htm

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