WOW! That is an outstanding reason to trailer the car. What a find! Please
understand that I, in no way, meant to use the term "trailer queen" in a
derogatory manner. There certainly are good reasons to trailer a car, such
as this one.
I'm sure that many of us have a problem with seeing a trailered car that has
been professionally restored with no owner involvement, other than the
liberal emptying of his/her wallet, being judged equally with a car that has
been a source of perspiration for an LBCophile who learned in the school of
hard knocks and busted knuckles.
I would love to see your car someday, and Maryland isn't very far away from
Philly. I'll be in Frederick on Oct 2nd and 3rd. Anywhere near there?
Allen Hefner (I thought Pasadena was in California!)
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport
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In a message dated 9/23/99 11:27:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Now for my 'trailer queen'. I have a '62 Sprite, that with the
exception of the paint job, that has been owner restored.
'Restoration', however, really isn't the correct word to use in
this case. The normal brake, hydraulic, flushing, etal had to be
done along with some minor body work (new bonnet and left fender)
everything else consisted of a real good cleaning. The car is
90%+ original down to the original Dunlop Gold Seal WW tires (5),
original rubber floor matting, hood, etal..
The reason she is a 'trailer queen' is that she also has only
1734 original miles on her. It had 1712 miles when I acquired
her and have in two years of ownership put 22 miles on her. With
the exception of one other '62 (museum owned in England, BMIHT)
this car is the second lowest milage and probably most 'original'
in existance. I feel a car such as this deserves/demands to be
preserved and hence she is a trailer queen.
'59 Bugeye, "Kermit'
'62 Sprite, 'Ole Gray' (trailer queen) >>