Smashed windscreen leads woman to buy classic car
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A woman who went to a windscreen repair shop with her husband to get his 1948 Ford Bonus truck's car glass fixed ended up leaving with a 1936 Chev Junior Sedan.
Barbara Vincent and her husband Bob, both from Wainuiomata in New Zealand, have a passion for classic vehicles and enjoy attending Americarna motoring festivals, the Hutt News reports.
The Vincent's had to stop to get the Ford truck's windscreen fixed when they were en-route to the 2008 Americarna in Taranaki.
As it happened, the owner of the car glass repair shop had a Chev Junior and was willing to sell it to the couple.
They re-painted the 350 Chev motor and now they take turns in which vehicle they drive to car events.
Last year, UK stolen vehicle recovery firm Tracker warned classic car owners that many of their vehicles are easy targets for thieves.
It suggested that rare models are desirable to thieves as they are in high demand and can be sold for very high prices.
Tracker also explained that many classic cars are not fitted with alarm systems, making it easy for people to make a quiet getaway.
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