This story is about three classic cars my wife and I have purchased over time. The first is a 1967 Mustang convertible we bought about 25 years ago in Northern California. My wife and I saw the car on the road separately and fell in love with it.
We both remarked on the car that evening to each other only to discover it was parked on a used car lot in the small town of Paradise, California. Yes, that is the town that was destroyed in the 2018 Camp Fire.
We knew the owners of the car lot, contacted them the following day and subsequently purchased the car for slightly more than they paid for it. Luckily, the car was not in Paradise when the fire destroyed our home and we still have the car and love it. We’ve used it on several occasions to carry high school prom queens around the track sitting on the boot.