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    Yesterday, while on the road, I decided that I should call the last titled owners of my car. After all, the title was issued in Florida in 1978 and finally signed over to someone else in 2004, so I figured they would have some history. Turns out that the gentleman that owned the car was in the Army and took the car with he and his wife while stationed in Germany. Mr. Taylor told me about how much he and his wife loved the car and drove it all throughout Germany and France during his tour. He also told me that his wife actually purchased the car from her step-father in the late 60's/early 70's, and that the step-father bought the car used, not even 2 miles from my father's current house in Baton Rouge, La.

    It was very touching for me to hear the excitement in the voice of a man in his 80's when I told him that the car was all complete and original when I got her, and of my plans to bring her back to her former glory. Even better was that he had his assistant email some photos that he still had from 1974 (I was 1!!!). I plan to keep Mr. Taylor informed of my progress, just as he asked me to, right after he thanked me for caring for HIS car as much as he did.
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    Daniel Reed
    TBird Registry #34037

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    A bit of my Tbird's history

    Hey Daniel! That is a great story! I am sure he was glad to hear from you, and that his old Tbird was still going strong and still original. I am also sure you will enjoy the pictures he sends you and staying in touch with him. Nice story!

    Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
    '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
    "It's Hip To Be Square"
    Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

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    • #3
      GREAT story!
      I hope you like to chare the pictures with us as well
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      • #4
        No kidding!! I love these types of stories Daniel, good job.


        -Jon in TX.
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        The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

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        • #5
          Here are the pictures I was sent...notice the plate in the pic is 74-75
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          Daniel Reed
          TBird Registry #34037

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          • #6
            That is TOO COOL!!!

            Thanks for sharing these pics with us.


            -Jon in TX.
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            The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

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            • #7
              A bit of my Tbird's history

              Thanks for sharing the pix, Daniel! What color is or was the car when he owned it? I gather it is the same now as it was back then. Like others, I love these kinds of stories!

              Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
              '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
              "It's Hip To Be Square"
              Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

              Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

              http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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              • #8
                The car is the same color today as it was in those pictures. He said that he had the car painted a "Gold Buff" and that it was originally white...which goes against the data plate and ROT sheet color code of H...Beechwood Brown. Physical evidence is against that as well, because when I removed the buckets and rear seats, some very nice original paint (Beechwood Brown) was revealed. I showed my wife the pictures of Goldbird from the recent Dearborn trip, and since she likes that color so much...I will gladly be going back to original.
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                Daniel Reed
                TBird Registry #34037

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