We think (since we are getting old) that we had the 1978 Plymouth Horizon Black with Orange/Red/Black custom stripes ( I know you had to see it to like it) and an old 1972 Ford pickup (Black) for vehicles.
I had been drooling over the Dodge Chargers. Zero to 50 in 6.9 seconds…and good gas mileage…a thoroughbred driving machine. I only had to drive across town to work….all city traffic.
That car was calling my name…We found the “one” Candy Apple Red…perfect…and the Dealership in Moorhead was running a sale. BUT we need to think about it a day or two…we returned to the dealership with a check in hand and they said the sale price no longer applied. CRAP…I was so disappointed. We visited a dealership in Fargo…they had nothing we wanted…wrong color… I said to the salesman “The car I want is sitting over in Moorhead.” He said “If you want that car I will give you a deal on it.” SOLD!!
Jennifer in front, Me, Trica, Far Guy
Trica was 12 years old and Jennifer was almost 9.
It was a fine vehicle we even had room for the dog! We made a number of long trips (Texas and Florida)…as the girls grew taller the back seat became a real pain in the neck for them and for us because that invisible line in the back seat was just not working anymore. One day Far Guy said “Honey I think you are more of a Dodge VAN person now…so we traded my beautiful red Dodge Charger off for a blue 1986 Dodge Caravan …the girls had lots of room. I sold it ( to my other baby brother) after I got stranded at Uncle Otto and Aunt Maries after a snowstorm, the last mile of the road home was not plowed…I needed four wheel drive.
Far Guy’s Dad knew all the car salesmen…when I needed the Four Wheel Drive…he took me to every dealership in the area “shopping.” I am pretty sure he had a really good time looking at vehicles. In Perham at the Ford Dealership we found my next dream vehicle (used). I drove a 1984 Ford Bronco II until 2004 and I bawled when it left the driveway…it had been paid for a number of years.
That is Far Guy’s parents custom built Motor Home in the background.
Now I have a Sunday Car we only take it out on Sundays or for longer trips. It gets great gas mileage a week ago we got 39.2 mpg. Chance has the whole back seat to himself. I woulda bought another Dodge Charger but they are considerably more than the $5,900 we paid for the one in 1981. In fact the one I looked at was more than we spent on that house back in 1979.
Chance in the Sunday Car…it is black..shows every water spot and speck of dust. Not sure if the leather heated seats trump Candy Apple Red or not..but it has the zero to 60 down just fine.