December 4, 2020

The Car History of Alex Beloff III

VALUED FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE CHARLIE AT WAYNE STEAD CADILLAC SAID, ALEX WE JUST TRADED FOR YOUR CAR.  IT IS A REALLY COOL 1977 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE IN YOUR TRIPLE YELLOW COLOR.  OLD COUPLE FROM ROSSMOOR BOUGHT IT NEW AND WE GOT IT CHEAP.  I BOUGHT THE COUPE. CHARLIE WAS RIGHT.  IT WAS PERFECT AND THE OFFICIAL CADILLAC COLOR WAS #54 COLONIAL YELLOW

I INSTALLED A GORGEOUS SET OF CORRECT CADILLAC CHROME WIRE WHEELS. I HAD ONE THOUGHT – EVERY TIME I RETURN TO ROSSFORD, TOLEDO AND DETROIT TO VISIT FAMILY AND HIGH SCHOOL CHUMS, I RENT A NEW CADILLAC.  THIS GORGEOUS LIGHT YELLOW COUPE DEVILLE WOULD BE THE PERFECT DRIVER FOR ME.

I WAS MAKING FREQUENT TRIPS TO TAKE CARE OF MOM LAURA’S HOUSE THAT SEEMED TO BE DETERIORATING.  MY GRANDMOTHER BUILT THAT HOUSE NEW IN 1955 SO I KNEW IT WELL.  UNFORTUNATELY WITH DAD NOW IN A NURSING HOME, NEEDED TO HELP MOM LAURA.  I GAVE THE YELLOW COUPE AN EXTENSIVE BELOFF TOUCH KNOWING ANYTIME I AM IN TOWN, I’VE GOT A NEAT RIDE YO REFLECT MY EFFORTS.

I SHIPPED THIS VEHICLE ON THE SAME CAR CARRIER TO TOLEDO.  THE DEVILLE SAT IN FRONT OF MY MOM’S GARAGE FOR AWHILE UNTIL THERESA CALLED.  IT SEEMS SHE AND MICHAEL WERE ABSOLUTELY DESPERATE FOR ANOTHER SET OF WHEELS.  I SAID, IF YOU TWO WILL MAKE YOUR WAY TO TOLEDO FROM ST. LOUIS, THE YELLOW COUPE DEVILLE IS YOURS.  AFTER MANY BRUTAL MISSOURI WINTERS, THIS DAILY COMMUTE COUPE WAS REDUCED TO A BORDER LINE WRECK.

THERESA CALLED APOLOGETICALLY FOR THE DEMISE OF THE COUPE AND FACING MASSIVE MECHANICAL EXPENSE, WE AGREED TO TRADE IT OR SELL IT FOR WHAT EVER IT WILL BRING.  I SAID,  BUT I MUST HAVE THE CHROME WIRE WHEELS SHIPPED TO ME IN MEMPHIS  – WHICH SHE DID.  THE WHEELS WERE COATED WITH SO MUCH ROAD TAR AND OIL FILM THAT IT PRESERVED THE WHEELS.

GREG PAUL WAS VISITING WITH ME IN MEMPHIS, GREG SAID, I AM SEARCHING FOR A SET OF CADILLAC WIRE WHEELS FOR MY CAR.  I SAID, SON THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY.  I HAVE FOUR OF THEM AND YOU CAN HAVE THEM.  WITH GREAT EXCITEMENT, HE LOADED THOSE NASTY WHEELS INTO HIS NEW LINCOLN AND SPLIT FOR ATLANTA.  UNFORTUNATELY, THE WHEELS GOT STOLEN AT THE VOGUE TYRE WAREHOUSE IN ATLANTA SO HE AND I ARE LEFT WITH SOME GREAT MEMORIES.

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