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Whenever we had to make a trip into city (New York that is), my father made me drive while he sat in back seat. It had a amazingly comfortable ride, even with all pot holes on Long Island Expressway! In addition to drives into city, I had loads of fun in Black Beauty with my friends.
Unfortunately I had to sell “Black Beauty” when my husband and I went off to graduate school. However, don’t feel too bad, we had replaced it with a 1976 Pontiac Trans Am, yep, last of big 455’s. Plus we had engine blue printed, balanced and a whole lot more, so it really hauled a**!
We sold Black Beauty to a neighbor, who took out vinyl seats and lo and behold cloth ones were in excellent condition. He eventually sold it to his brother in Brooklyn, who while driving one day went to step on brake pedal and his foot went through floor. Unfortunately harsh NY winters aren’t kind to cars!
I think many of us wax sentimental when we think of our first car, I know I do! Luckily , I still have my pictures and some very great memories of my “Black Beauty”!
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