For sale, 1964 Mercury

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by texan, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    For sale, one driver, little old lady, 1964 Mercury. High milage, but only one owner.

    Florida woman, 93, reaches end of the road after 576,000 miles in her 1964 Mercury.
    The end of the road is here for Rachel Veitch's beloved "Chariot."
    After 576,000 miles -- or more than a trip to the moon and back -- in the same 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente, the
    93-year-old Orlando grandmother is stepping on the brakes due to age-related macular degeneration in both
    eyes. She realized her vision had completely failed her in early March after running a "bald-faced red light," Veitch told

    Veitch, a retired nurse who told in July 2009 that the car had outlasted three marriages
    and three sets of shocks, said she last drove on March 9. The following day, her worst fears were confirmed
    when she couldn't read large headlines in the newspaper, the result of years of deteriorating vision for the
    near-obsessive car fanatic.

    "I know I'm not safe enough to drive," she continued. "But I have taken it in stride."
    Veitch bought her beloved ride for $3,289 in February 1964 from a dealer in Sanford, Fla. The car, which has
    been appraised at $12,000, has gone through 18 batteries, eight mufflers and countless oil
    changes. She credits her near-obsessive dedication to the car as the main reason why it's spent
    nearly half a century in her care.

    Read more: Florida Woman, 93, Reaches End Of The Road After 576,000 Miles In Her 1964 Mercury | Fox News
  2. texan

    texan Well-Known Member