The original owner sold it to the collector in Ft. Smith where it sat in a warehouse until Rob bought it in August 2021. It had 25,000 original miles when he brought it home and all its original parts. Rob had only to change out the exhaust system and get some general maintenance done to get it back in shape. He noticed a few indentations in the paint, but Rob decided he wanted to keep it original and not make any significant changes.
When he brought it home, Rosalie made a little good-natured fun of it saying it looked like a “Ladies Car.” The family piled in for a drive and they were in love, especially Max. They love the attention they get when they take it out cruising. People wave and honk at them and it brings smiles wherever they go. And they’ve found a new, bigger family as members of the Founders Chapter. The little green ‘61 was one of the most popular cars at the Regional with onlookers gathering around it, reading its original paperwork, and admiring its “mint” condition.