A neat thread started by VMacKenzie got me to thinking, how many of you out there have 'Found' previous owners of your Cougar(s) and how many PO's have ever found you? How did you find each other?
I have a lost/found/lost again story for the red '69 XR-7 E-tribute car I once owned. I was essentially the 3rd owner. The second owner bought the car from the original family. I came upon tough times and sold it to kid that reminded me of myself at his age. He would bring the car by every 6 months for 'visitation.' He later needed money and sold it to another kid who wrecked it, last I heard.
Many years later, the guy who fixed my Sunroof Cougar, told me about a couple of Cougars a friend of his had way up in South Carolina BFE. The description of the one was eerie-- turns out it was my old car! I used the net to track down the 2nd owner. It was really cool to talk to the guy after 16 years. I was trying to see if he would partner with me or purchase the car himself, since I knew he hated to sell it way back when. He later decided not to buy it.
Unfortunately I couldnt buy it either. I told John S. about the 2 cars, and he ended up buying them as a project package. I went to go see the car, and it was much as I left it albeit with a smashed front end; I looked into getting it again but there was just no way. John was unable to sell the complete cars so they were eventually parted out. I suppose parts of my car have 'found' their way onto some MCN folks' Cougars...?
Original thread on PO's: