I purchased 'King James'
in December 1974 for $550.
He has suffered periods of neglect
but underwent a period
of refurbishment after our move to our present home
where there is a fine garage. (The other
cars lived in the carport or in the drive!)
The re-chroming of the bumpers cost more (in
dollars but not allowing for inflation) than the
original cost of buying the car!
James was named by a minister friend when he saw the
original number plate (AV3057) (AV -
'Authorised Version' or 'King James' version of the
bible). The number plate was changed to LR1000 in1979 at
a cost of $4.50 (much better value than a personalised
plate at $300+ !!)
In 2006 I realised that he was not being used and I started looking for a good home for him. In the middle of 2007 he was shipped to Queensland (West Island) where a lady called Jan is spoiling him rotten, but more importantly, seems to be thoroughly enjoyng him. I get frequent reports and updates!