I am a car guy (I write about cars elsewhere) and so I sympathize with Gary Smith's hunt to find the 1957 Chevrolet he let go more than four decades ago.
I wish I still had the '72 Datsun 240Z I owned in the late 1970s, though by now probably it's been recycled into kitchenware or something. I'd settle for another clean example of the marque but Smith is adamant. The Edmonton man doesn't want any '57 Chevy; he wants his '57 Chevy.
According to The Canadian Press, Smith bought the two-door sedan as a young man in the 1960s, planning to drag-race it. But needing money, he sold it in 1970 for $1,750 to a fellow from Red Deer, Alta., apparently with the understanding he could eventually buy it back.
He never did, though, and eventually lost track of the car's owner. Now Smith has placed an classified ad in the Red Deer Advocate.
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Smith said he sold the car, sans engine, to a man in his 20s. He estimates the owner now would be inRead More »from Edmonton man posts ad to find long-lost love: His ’57 Chevy