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  1. My wife and I had the Merc out for a drive yesterday, and we stopped at the local Dairy Queen. A young employee, about 20 years old, came out and wanted to know all about the car. Many questions, asked to see the engine, more questions, etc. The bottom line it that it was so nice to see a young person so interested and enthused about an old antique car.
  2. Hello again everybody. And, once again, I tank all of you for your feedback and help several months ago. Just an update. The car arrived here in Western PA in an enclosed carrier on February 10th in the middle of a snowstorm with the snow blowing sideways, and the temp in the low 20s, and darkness had already set in. The two guys who hauled the car were from Texas, and were attired in short sleeves and shorts and I really felt bad for them - they had a bad experience. They had another car in front of mine that they had to take off before mine could be driven out. It was a modified Corvette built for the racetrack, and ran on racing fuel. They had a heck of a time getting it started, but finally succeeded. My Merc had a very short drive of 20 yards right into my friend's storage building. Then these poor guys could not get that Corvette started again to get it back in the hauler. Attempts to push it in were futile due to all of the snow on the ground, and the fact that it had to go UP the ramps into the hauler. After 30 minutes of this, the snow was covered thick on the Vette and, being a racer with no windows, there was good bit inside too. Finally, my friend retrieved a 4X4 with a winch , and with some questionable engineering was able to pull the car into the hauler through the rear door via the cable coming in through a side door. What an ordeal! Those guys were probably never so cold in their lives - heck, I was freezing and I'm used to it. All this time my Merc was warm and dry in the building They were very thankful that we stayed to help them out, and off they went to New Jersey with that snow encrusted Vette. Anyway, I thought I would post of few pictures the Mercury. Spring FINALLY arrived in Western PA and the rain FINALLY has stopped. I took it out of storage and brought it home the other day. Haven't stopped smiling since.
  3. Hi Everybody, My wife and I made the trip to Texas to look at the car. It was a beautiful car, and everything that the dealer said it was. I made the purchase and the car is arriving on Feb. 10. Going right into storage until clear weather and clean roads in PA appear again. We really enjoyed the trip to this area. Made a stop at the LBJ Ranch (not my favorite guy, but, hey, we were there) and a drive down to San Antonio to see the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Fredericksburg was a cool old town. We are going to return when we have more time and leisure to check things out. So happy to get this car. I can now completely forgive my dear departed mother for junking the one that I tinkered with when I was 14 years old (She didn't like the junk sitting next to the house) 😀
  4. Booked a hotel for the wife and myself today. Called the dealer and told him that I would see him next week, and he put a hold on the car for me. Buying my plane tickets tomorrow. I also asked the dealer if he had contact information on the former owner who actually restored the car. He e-mailed me the information. I phoned the gentleman this evening and he gave me a lot of information on the car.
  5. Haha. That is all great. Thank you for the info Victorialynn2. I think my wife would enjoy it, and I would love to see the Alamo. I understand there is also a Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.
  6. Thanks to you all for the input. I really appreciate it. Thanks to you Matt for taking the time to give such a detailed answer. I do believe that I will take the trip to see it in person. I have been looking a long time to find one of these that wasn't chopped and customized. My wife gave me the green light, and it would not be good to have problems dropped off at my door. A few days out of the PA winter doesn't sound bad at any rate.
  7. The dealership placed ads on classiccars.com The dealership is Street Dreams located in Fredericksburg, TX I checked Better Business Bureau site and they have an A+ rating with no customer reviews or complaints. The company has been in business for 20 years. Many good reviews on their website but, of course, it is their website.
  8. Yes, after some browsing I am not getting a good sense that these inspection outfits are reliable. The dealer seems to be an established business, and the website provided many photos from all angles outside, inside, underneath, engine. The car appears to have been nicely restored and clean. I may have to pony up for a plane ticket.
  9. I am considering purchasing a car from out of state. I live in PA, the car is at a classic car dealership in TX. Can anyone recommend a reputable company to inspect and test the car. I read in a previous post that AAG was a scam. Can anyone shed any light on that claim? Any help would be appreciated.
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