I’m pretty sure everyone’s Grandfather had a 1932 Rolls-Royce so you’ll understand. Actually he was probably the only nurseryman ever to have one. That was my Grandfather. A wordly guy who made his money doing small town things. He drove that thing around the country with a group of people that all owned old Rolls Royce called obviously the Rolls Royce club. He would make an effort and drop by if he was in the area. Drive-in with this Giant Beast of a car and “ooooga oooooga”.
My Grandfather has always loved nice cars. He was always looking for cars that had style. Not necessarily what was in style or even good looking, just something that had an interesting design to it. He bought a Gull Wing Mercedes for that exact reason. Not knowing it would become iconic. He just thought it was cool looking. He had an Avanti, a Bentley, and always felt that modern cars like the Dodge Magnum and Prowler would become collectibles because they didn’t sell very well but were different than others on the road.
Back to the Rolls. He bought it when it was about 25 years old. That’s not a very old car if you think about how old your first cars were. But then again, most of us don’t buy a Rolls Royce as one of our first cars. My grandfather doesn’t sell his cars, he only got new favorites, so by the 80s it would become a super valuable car. Sheiks would fly in to make offers on it because, in the 80s, oil money wanted classic Rolls Royce. Not many private jets fly into the Paxton airport. There were only a couple of Silver Ghosts from that year in original condition left and they wanted it. They started with 100K offers and at one point got close to 800K or that’s the story. Grandpa wanted a million. It was always a million. He almost got there until the sheik’s sons decided they would rather have a sports car and the demand for the big old Rolls dropped like a rock. Even as it dropped his price was a million. My Grandfather is 95 and he sold the car a few years ago. Price? $180K. Not the million he was looking for but he wanted to choose who got it. And what did he do with the money? He bought a Bentley. And not the old ones or the nice new ones. He bought a shit ugly one from the 90s. Because he said nobody bought them and it was still a Bentley. He’s right. The drive is amazing. The engine is fast. Just ugly as sin.
I’ve learned a lot from my Grandfather and his car dealings. He stuck to his price. Some times it worked out. Some times it didn’t. My grandfather was wealthy because he worked his ass off. Is smarter than almost anyone I know. I don’t think anyone in his whole life ever told him what to do. Many people didn’t like him because of it. Cocky they would say. But confidence with no regrets is often deemed as Cocky to a person that lacks it. They thought he was buying cars to show off his money. It wasn’t that. He had flown tons of missions in WWII. He felt the speed and exhilaration of being in the air. He needed cars that gave him the same feeling. He held the speedboat speed record for a while because those boats gave him the same feeling as flying and he loved to build big powerful engines for it. Another true story.
He was hauling an engine that had won the speedboat record in his plane. Yes. He put the engine in the back of his plane and was flying it home. Except the engine was too heavy and couldn’t keep the plane up. So he and his cousin had to parachute out and let the plane crash. To hear the guy who jumped with him tell the story has you peeing your pants laughing. There was no way he was jumping out. To my Grandfather who had bailed out of shot down planes several times it was no big deal.
That’s the man my Grandfather is. A guy that jumps out of planes as if its no big deal. Drives a Rolls Royce down the center of Main Street in a town of 800. A guy that did what he wants to do on his own terms and has a million great stories of the journey. He’s 95 so the memory isn’t what it used to be. I was fortunate that I spent the last few years having him tell me stories so I I could pass them on to the next generation.
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