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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Gran Old Friend



While digging out all my Darth Vaders last week I came across a bag of assorted small toys. I dumped the contents on the table and sorted trough the Star Wars guns and lightsabers, batarangs, buttons, micro Starfleet vessels, and whatnot. I then came across a friend from my childhood, none other than the Starsky and Hutch Ford Gran Torino from Corgi.





When I was a kid I think it's safe to say I was a little obsessed with this car, well the actual car on the television show. I went so far as to cut out the white areas of stickers to make the stickers that ran down the sides of the car and over the top to make my own version with whatever red car I had in my toy box. Still nothing would come close to owning the actual car. During one trip to TG&Y I came across this bad boy and with a little begging and pleading with mom, it followed me home.



It's seen better days, but I think it can give most a run for their money. I think I might be able to fashion some new decals and I've been thinking about doing it right and repainting it. Still the scratches and dings do tell the story of a car that was loved and still is, so maybe just the stickers for now.

5 comments:

Bubbashelby said...

The "brother from another mother" strikes again - I just found this exact car (with better decals though) at the swap meet last Saturday for .75 - I gave it to my Dad.

Mario! said...

A couple years ago, I saw a Gran Torino painted up just like the Starsky and Hutch version, just sitting in someone's driveway.

LEon said...

Sentimental stuff. You sure you really want to repaint or stick some stickers on it? If you do so, isn't that losing some sentimental value? Anyway it's your take bro. :)

puppatoons said...

Oh, don't paint it! I totally agree with what you said, it shows th ecar was loved and played with and it shows its history. It was a charming story.

chunky B said...

I pretty much decided to go with making her a new set of stickers, and keep the scratches and dings for old time sake, the stickers seem less obtrusive, at least in a permanent sort of way that is...