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Owned by Bill Cain
Bolter # 11943
Buffalo, WY


07 February 2011
# 2867

From Bill :

Well, here's the story of my old Chevy Suburban.

I bought this classic truck here in Buffalo, WY, where I live. I had my eye on it for about ten years, but I never thought the owner would part with it.

One day a co-worker of mine told me it was for sale. That evening, after work, I began phoning the owner every 15 minutes, getting nothing but his machine. Finally, after three hours, he called me. I told him I wanted to buy his truck for his asking price. That evening, I gave him a deposit. The next day the truck was mine.

I consider the truck a "driver," but try not to drive it when the roads are sloppy. However, the other vehicles I own are a 1972 Toyota Landcruiser and a 2009 Joyner Renegade UTV. In the area that I live in, towns are far and few between. So, any highway driving I do, is in the 'Burb, regardless of the weather.

I have no idea how many times I have been asked if it is for sale. Three years ago, two hunters (wearing camo), driving a Jeep Cherokee, with Michigan plates, pulled up beside me as I was leaving a parking lot.

Passenger: "Nice truck, what year is it?"

I replied, "1964."

Driver: "Is for sale?"

Me: "Nope!"

Driver: "Come on. What will you take for it?"

Me: "I really don't want to sell it."

Driver: "Everything has a price. What will it take to buy it, because I'm not leaving Wyoming without that truck!"

Me: "I really don't want to sell it."

So I pulled out and headed home. I pulled into my driveway, and the Cherokee pulled in behind me. About 20 more minutes and the driver is finally convinced that I won't sell, and off they went.

Folks have suggested that I should have asked something like a price of $20,000, which is more than it is worth. Thing is, I'm happy with what I have now.

I have owned the truck for five years. The previous owner had it painted, as it appears in photos.

The truck has a 350 with 4-speed. Holley 4-barrel and electronic ignition.

During the years that I owned, the money that I invested in it was all for mechanical things. It will cruise comfortably at 70-75 mph. Everything on the truck works as it should.




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