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Re: [Mgs] Jag MKII/OFF TOPIC WARNING! Delete it if you don't like

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Jag MKII/OFF TOPIC WARNING! Delete it if you don't like
From: Mike Eldred <>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 11:02:44 -0500
I almost hate to see them, as every time I'm reminded that I never should have
let mine go. But I was young and in the Army, and I didn't have the cash or
the place to give it the attention it deserved.

The guy I sold it to, Bill Murray, was one of the most interesting people I've
ever known.  He was a specialty furniture manufacturer in the tiny town of
Pahl, Germany.  He was an accomplished sailor and a pilot who built several of
his own planes, including a reproduction Bleriot.  At the time, he was
restoring a tiny, one-man German experimental airplane flown during the 1936
Olympics.  He had rescued the plane from a trash heap in Yugoslavia.

He was very much a "regular Joe" to talk to, but he once served as Adnan
Khashoggi's yacht captain and counted King Hussein of Jordan among his
acquaintences.  The pen he used to sign the check for the Jag was a platinum
and gold woven Tiffany piece given to him by the King.  He just tossed it back
in a junk drawer afterward.

So I guess it went to a good home, anyway.  What a journey it had - from
England to California to Hawaii to Germany.  I wonder where it is now.



Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:49:10 -0600
Subject: Re: [______Mgs] Jag MKII/alternator sold by moss?

Want some old, fond memories, Mike <VBG> ?????

Enjoy [and I AM lusting in my heart - LMAO]


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