Saturday, March 14, 2009


I bought Growly about 19 years ago from the car dealership I worked at. Someone traded him in, and I tried to sell him, but each time I'd take someone out for a test drive, I'd like Growly a little bit more. Finally, I told all of the other salesmen not to sell him because I wanted to buy him but needed time to get the money together. Obviously, I did get him, and he's been an awesome car. Not everyone likes the Monte Carlo SS of the 80's, but I really do, and it's not at all uncommon for me to be asked if I want to sell it, as the crowd that does like these really likes these.

He's got about 300,000 miles on him, and I've replaced the motor and the transmission, as well as a ton of other little things. He still has a lot wrong with him, and he has a body full of battle scars, but I love him now as much as the day I bought him, maybe more.

Growly's been a good car. It'll be a sad day if I ever have to part ways with him.


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  2. Yes You Will...
    I had a 64 1/2 mustang convertible I sold to buy a van so I could drive my cats CrossCounty... I will always miss my Baby Blue Mustang...

  3. That would be a nice car to have! I had a 67 Cougar, which were similar to the Mustangs, so I feel like I have at least a vague idea of what it was like to drive the old mustangs. Fun cars...