’57 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible, Walter Bradway, 75, Inverness

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In 1963, I was stationed in Germany. I spent off-duty hours in the base hobby shop. There I noticed the car in the storage lot, and for a few months it was looking neglected. It had been shipped to Germany from the United States during winter without proper preparation. The engine had frozen and cracked. I located the owner and paid $80 for the car. A new top, tires, upholstery, dual exhaust, oversized reverse rim wheels and a reconditioned 390
V-8 with a four-speed standard transmission finally brought it to life again. I had several trips around Europe in the car. This car always brought many stares from Europeans who had never seen such a grand American car. My tour of duty ended in 1965. I sold my car to another GI but wished I kept it, as the song says forever on my mind.

57Ford Fairlane 500 convertible

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