Founded in 1980 by Frank and Elaine Wrenick
My Grandfatherís Rambler
by Richard White
My grandfather passed away in 1979. My aunt never got her driverís license and never did anything with the car. Last summer she moved out of the house and asked us to take care of her belongings. I backed it out of the garage for the first time in 35 years.
The exterior was pretty dirty as you can imagine. I opened up the driverís door and looked at
the odometer. I was quite surprised to
see that it only had 8021 miles on it.
I double checked to make sure the first digit was a zero. While cleaning up the car, though, I found
that the condition supported the fact that it was indeed only 8021 miles.
Getting it running again turned out to be a pretty easy
task. I had it drivable in just a few
short weeks. Primary things tended to
were the brake system, fuel system, and the coolant system. After getting the car roadworthy Iíve driven
it around the neighborhood but have not ventured far from home. The only things preventing me from driving
further distances are the tires and my unwillingness to put additional miles on
it. I donít believe all the tires are
original, but they are 35+ years old and not safe to drive on.