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I graduated mid-2010 and started my career as an engineer (during the recession). I wanted a running classic car to toy around with, but only had a minimal budget for it. I found the cheapest running one I could find, a 1964 Comet 404 with a 289. My aspirations far exceeded my tiny budget, tiny tool collection, and tiny rental house without a garage, so I sadly had to sell the car for parts. Over the next decade, I searched seemingly daily for another. Though not my dream car originally, the lost opportunity with the Comet helped morphed it into that. In 2022, after a months-long struggle getting it imported from Canada (originally an Arizona car), I finally have the Comet I’d been longing for for the past 12 years – but this one’s a K-code Caliente Convertible.
-Chris H., South Carolina
This 1957 Chevrolet 210 was purchased new in San Diego for $2,165 by friends of the family. I bought it from them when I joined the Air Force in 1959. It only had 10,000 miles on it then, and I still own it to this day. As far as I know it is the only 1957 Chevy that has been in Japan (twice) and Okinawa once, as well as spending many years in Hawaii.
–Daniel W., Oregon