The Black Ford Elite

Our 1975 Ford Elite

Our 1975 Ford Elite

Ed and I had bought a 1975 black Ford Elite car not too long before we decided to make our move to the country.  It was our first brand new car and we loved it! 

It was a two-door, sporty-looking luxury type of car.  It was our first car with air conditioning and am/fm stereo!  We searched long and hard before we found just the right car.  For those of you who may not know, the Ford Elite was only manufactured for two years, so it is somewhat rare.

  Unfortunately, while the Elite rode very good, the gas mileage wasn’t good enough for Ed to be able to drive it 130 miles to work every day.  As much as we loved that car, we had to make a decision.

We put it up for sale and Ed’s mama and daddy decided that they would buy it.  I don’t think it was a car that they would’ve gone out and bought for themselves, but being the sort of people that they were, they wanted to help us out.  That Elite must’ve been built pretty good because one day Ed’s mama ran over a cow in the highway with it and didn’t even make a dent in the car!  They don’t make them like that anymore! 

Ed’s mama drove the Elite for several years.  She even loaned it to us to bring our first child home from the hospital in (I’ll explain why in my next post).  When she finally decided to sell it, Ed’s oldest brother wanted to buy it.  He drove it for a while, then put it in storage.  He still has the Elite today.  It’s now almost 34 years old.

****In the photo above–behind the car is our boat, which we also sold when we moved.  Behind the boat is the trailer where the theives lived that robbed   us.

Published in: on June 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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