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Old 05-25-2017, 07:34 AM   #13
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Default Re: clueless Ford salesman

I stopped by the Ford Dealer in Stamford a couple of years ago in my '30 Coupe. Everybody, staff and customers, took great interest. Then the service manager took me in the back. There they had a Model T in the back (I think it was a 1913). They had taken in an odd trade from a priest that had inherited it from his brother. It had been sitting there a few years because nobody knew anything about it.

I am by no means a Model T guy, but I was able to consult enough to let them know that they had a good one, and helped them understand the basics of getting it going. I also pointed out that it was about to turn 100 years old. The best part was that I had my daughter with me, who was about 13 at the time. She was able to tell them more about their car than they knew.

Needless to say, they got it running in time for its 100th anniversary, and I see it occasionally at shows or parades, and once in a while it is in their showroom.
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