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    The Black Ghost

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0io1zktqI
    Brought a tear to my eye .

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    What a amazing life this man had, and wow what a car.

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    Just watched this. What a fantastic story and yeah, those gas fumes kinda get In your eyes huh? Legend

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    Yeah, great story, great man and would be a brilliant movie!!!

    He's what makes America great by his enthusiasm and can do pushing through a tough life/era stateside

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    Great story and car. Thanks for posting.

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    This story is also the subject of a 7 page feature in the current issue of 'Octane' magazine (cover dated February 21)

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    I love tales like that, top marks to that guy for hanging on to and sorting it. God knows how much that car is worth and an awful lot of people would have just put it up for auction.

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    Great story, glad he's kept it

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    Fascinating on different levels: what the chap achieved in his life, his military history, buying the fully loaded car, him becoming a policeman, but racing on the street, then re-joining the army in the elite Gren Berets, but still hanging on to the car. Also a social comment on what's happened in the intervening years - it was getting towards the end of the horsepower race; the toll of the Western diet - his shape compared with the later generation; how small properties subsequently got (his son's looked almost like a UK estate house), acknowledging it was a golden era in terms of autos, but the warning at the end on the street racing - that was then and this is now! Thank you 69 Ford for posting.

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