“Geez, Klockau, another one? Already?”
Yes! I can’t hold back and I can’t help it. There I was, lunchtime today, innocently checking out Facebook and my friend Dustin Carpenter sent me a link. To this majestic Continental.
Ye gods. I’ve always loved these. For the few, the brave who continue to monitor RG after Jack moved on (mostly) to the new site, you may recall my grandfather, Bob Klockau, whose last new car was a Rose Quartz 1987 Continental with a moonroof.
He ordered it after his vision began going, so my grandma Ruby was pretty much the only person who drove it, but he enjoyed that car, riding in it. He never retired, and she drove him to the law firm and picked him up at 5:00 PM on the dot.
So I love these. And love this one. The ad was short and sweet:
Trim: Valentino Designer Series
Interior Color: Tan
CLEAN TITLE NO RUST LOW MILES
$8k Cash OBO”
But damn, she looks good. Even the leather steering wheel, a notorious weak point, looks great.
I sent the link to Jack, but also to buddy Jayson Coombes, who said “Sure looks good. Has MN plates so I’m trying to convince myself it’s too salt rusted underneath to consider. Lol.”
He’s been looking for a cheap ’80s luxocruiser since he got rid of his Seville Elegante, due to a melted fuse box and replacements being hard to find and pricy. He still hasn’t gotten anything, so I bug him all the time with classifieds, bwahaha.
Anyway, looks good. Hope she goes to a good home!
And to the 3 people still checking this website, I thank you.