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    I came across these pictures of a vehicle that came in for service when the Cat's were in more of a demand. It's a classic in my book

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    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    I remember a few dealerships down this way someone and a sawzall took them off every new and used car. Then the copper pipe thing happened..


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      This guy didn't think about the sawzall cutting the chain .lol.

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    Back in the 1980's BMW stood for Break My Windows. It was rumored there was only one Blaupunk radio in the country. It just kept being stolen to be put in another car and re-stolen. Good for the glass companies.

    At the same time Cadillac front bumpers were worth big $$ and easily stolen off the car while it was parked at the curb. To prevent this you went to your local 'Mitch' who would put a couple of 'snots' from a mig welder on the bolts so a wrench would not fit.

    At about the same time a Mercedes dealer was getting a truck load of cars delivered, a young guy wearing the dealer shirt offered to help move a car off the street .... he and the car where never seen again.

    Another Mercedes dealer at the end of the day would line up the customer cars inside to be picked up. A man in a nice business suit announced he was there to pick up his car, & hopped in ....he and the car never seen again.

    Local AM news show did a feature on the epidemic of stolen cars being put in shipping containers to be delivered over seas. The gang was busted with a warehouse full of high end cars .... including some with our pinstriping trade mark on their trunks.

    NYC car business.......


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      '59 Cadillac tail lights were a "PRIZE"---
      Bill Screwdriver


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