Not what you expected from the title is it! Several years ago, I had my heart set on buying the almost exact twin of the car in this picture. I read an ad in a neighboring city paper and took a road trip to see my dream car. I have been in love with 1964 Pony’s forever, and it didn’t matter that I was in my 30s, I still had the hots for these gems of the highway.
When I arrived at the address, there she was in all her glory…my heart’s desire after all these years. The price was right, the car in MINT condition and drove like a dream … 4 in the floor perfection and FAST. Looking at the original window sticker, I saw immediately that this was a coveted 1963 1/2…not a 1964 as advertised. Could my luck get any better? Hiding in the trunk, was the original air conditioner, never having been installed and again in mint condition. In those days, factory air was available as an option, but you had to have it installed after (or at the time) of purchase. It was not what we think of car AC today all in dash and hidden, but a huge unit that hung under the dash.
The owner and I struck a deal, I had cash for this purchase so it was a no brainer…right? Not so fast, and as my usual bad luck would have it, I received a call the next day that a clear title could not be obtained for My Pony. Again, my hopes dashed, my Pony was lost to me and I have grieved that loss ever since.
This is a result of my Writing Practice topic: Write about a used car. Below is a poem also coming from this writing practice.
FAST~my little pony~my Red Mustang~FAST~yet not to be mine~sigh
Always, I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you LOVE.
As Ever, Annie
First published January 26, 2013