December 2, 2020

The Car History of Alex Beloff III

I FOUND THIS ORIGINAL DALLAS GRAND PRIX WITH FACTORY AIR AND 8 LUG WHEELS WITH A TERRIBLY FADED SILVER PAINT (VERY LEFT) AND INOPERATIVE A/C AND A VERY AVERAGE BUCKET SEAT INTERIOR.  I SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE IF ANYTHING ELSE AS A DONOR CAR THAT WAS COMPLETE.  SINCE LONE STAR CADILLAC’S NEW FACILITY WAS NOT YET OPEN, I ACCEPTED THE CALL FROM MR. ED MORRIS OWNER OF BAYVIEW CADILLAC IN FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA.  AT THE TIME THIS WAS THE PREMIER GORGEOUS FLORIDA FACILITY TO WORK WITH A RETIRED CLIENTELE WITH BULGING POCKETS OF MONEY.  I HAD BEEN LISTED IN THE CADILLAC CREST CLUB BULLETINS AS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE PER CENT OF CADILLAC SALESMEN IN AMERICA.  MR. MORRIS HAD BEEN COURTING ME FOR YEARS.  THIS WAS MY CHANCE FOR AN OHIO YANKEE WHO HAD ALWAYS DREAMT OF HAVING A LAUDERDALE HOME AND SELLING CADILLACS.

WITH THAT SAD LOOKING 1965 GRAND PRIX IN TOW, WE ARRIVED IN FORT LAUDERDALE.  I HAD A HOME WITH A DEEP-WATER DOCK THAT WAS TWO HOUSES FROM THE INTER COASTAL.  BAYVIEW CADILLAC WAS THE HALLMARK.  THE SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR LOOKED AND SOUNDED LIKE THELMA RITTER.

PROBLEMS: MY WIFE HAD A SEVERE ENCOUNTER WITH A JELLY FISH.  AT THE HOTEL WHILE AT THE BEACH, WE WERE ROBBED OF OUR BELONGINGS WHICH WAS LATER LINKED TO THE MEXICAN MAIDS.  THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR WAS RAIDED BY THE DEA COMPLETE WITH HELICOPTERS.  THE POLICE HAD AUTOMATIC WEAPONS IN THEIR UNITS.  FORT LAUDERDALE HAD BECOME A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE TO LIVE.  THE FOLKS WHO LIVED THERE EVEN DURING THE WINTER WERE WONDERFUL.

RECEIVING A CALL FROM BOB BACK AT MORITZ CADILLAC, WE “FOLDED OUR TENT” AND HEADED FOR DALLAS.  THE 1965 GRAND PRIX?  IT WAS LEFT BEHIND FOR FUTURE DISPOSITION.  A COLLEAGUE WHO WAS LOOKING OUT FOR ME WAS GETTING A LOT OF HEAT FOR THIS EYE SORE.  I ENDED UP SELLING IT FOR SCRAP.  IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THE 1965 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX AND I ARE JUST NOT SUITED FOR ONE ANOTHER.

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