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Used Find of the Week: A Presidential Pickup

December 18th, 2012

George Bush's Ford truck

How to know you’re rich:

You need a truck for your ranch. Not to do a lot of work, but just to get from one part of the ranch to another. You’ll probably have some passengers now and then—you know, the usual: family, friends, world dignitaries and the like. Your truck won’t ever be driven on public roads—it’ll stay on the ranch all the time. You have other vehicles for taking into public spaces, or someone drives for you.

Your ranch truck can’t just be an old beater, like every other ranch truck in the fields of these great United States. No, a 1972 Ford F-100 won’t do at all. You need leather, heated seats and four doors. You need to buy a brand-new Ford F-150 King Ranch.

If you’re George W. Bush in 2009, that’s exactly what you did.

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Who Bought a $250,000 1968 Shelby GT500KR?

November 9th, 2011

A “barn find” story always warms my cockles.

In fact, I thought I’d struck gold once myself. On a random drive through my city I spotted a split-window Corvette, rusting, rotted, and sitting outside under a group of pine trees. While I briefly fantasized about picking up that car, storing it in my garage and restoring it to the luster it once had, my dreams were shattered when I discovered the “Spokane Split-Window” is pretty well known already thanks to being discovered by Google’s Streetview a number of years ago. The owner, for whatever reason, has no intention of selling.

Even if I did rescue the old car, I’m guessing it has reached the point of being un-restorable. Too bad, because I could be up to the owner’s house and have the car loaded up and safely in my garage within an hour.

While I prefer the kind of story where a random passer-by finds a rare, valuable forgotten classic and buys it for cheap, the kind where a rich celebrity buys a forgotten classic for a quarter-million dollars is pretty nice, too.

Add some mystery to the equation and things get fun.

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