December 5, 2020

The Car History of Alex Beloff III

I WAS SEARCHING FOR A CADILLAC DAILY DRIVER AT WAYNE STEAD CADILLAC. WE TRADED FOR AN ALMOST SHOWROOM PERFECT 1984 COUPE DEVILLE IN PLATINUM SILVER WITH A MOST IMPRESSIVE DOVE GREY LEATHER UNBLEMISHED INTERIOR.  THE ORIGINAL OWNER HAD REBUILT COMPLETELY EVERY COMPONENT FROM BUMPER TO BUMPER WITH RECEIPTS.  I WAS ALLOWED TO PURCHASE IT.  I GAVE IT THE BELOFF TOUCH.

ALL IT NEEDED WAS A SET OF FACTORY CORRECT CHROME WIRE WHEELS AND VOGUE TYRES – NEITHER OF WHICH I COULD AFFORD.  WE TOOK A CADILLAC IN ON TRADE WITH THE WIRE WHEELS.  GARY SCHWARTZ OUR GSM SAID, ALEX, YOUR RESTYLING EFFORTS FOR THIS COMPANY HAS MADE US A FORTUNE.  SINCE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN COMPENSATED OTHER THAN RESTYLED CADILLACS YOU HAVE SOLD YOURSELF, MR. STEAD AND I WOULD LIKE YOU TO HAVE THESE WHEELS.  THEY WERE WORTH ABOUT $2,000.

ON TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT TO FRANK KENT CADILLAC IN FORT WORTH ADVISING THEM ON MY VERY SUCCESSFUL RESTYLING TECHNIQUES, I WAS ABLE TO SEE MY DAUGHTER NANCY.  THE YOUNG MAN SHE INTRODUCED ME TO FROM NEW YORK HAD JUST PROPOSED. I REACHED IN MY POCKET, PULLED OUT THE CAR TITLE AND HANDED HER THE KEYS AND THE TITLE.  I SAID, YOU WILL NEED A CAR.  CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FUTURE MARRIAGE.

NANCY DROVE THE CAR FOR SEVERAL YEARS.  SHE WAS AN  ATTRACTIVE YOUNG LADY AND NOT A HAIR OUT OF PLACE.  HER HEADLINER STARTED TO SAG WHICH WOULD GET CAUGHT IN HER HAIR.   I MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR IT TO BE REPLACED.  THE TIRES ALSO NEEDED REPLACING.  I SENT HER TO SEWELL CADILLAC ON LEMON TO THE VOGUE TYRE MANAGER WHO I KNEW.  HE MOUNTED A NEW SET OF VOGUE TYRES ON THE CAR AT THE WHISPERING PRICE (STILL NOT CHEAP).

LATER THE COUPE DEVILLE HAD SUCCUMBED TO RIGOROUS COMMUTES IN THE TEXAS SUN.  I SENT HER TO FRANK KENT CADILLAC BECAUSE THEY SPECIALIZE IN GORGEOUS PRE-OWNED PRE-LOVED CADILLACS THAT ARE IN THE AFFORDABLE RANGE.  NANCY BOUGHT A GORGEOUS BURGUNDY LATE MODEL SEVILLE.  MY OLD COUPE DEVILLE WAS IN SAFE STORAGE AT FRANK KENT AS THEY HAD MULTIPLE FLOORS OF STORAGE.  NANCY SAID SHE WOULD LIKE FOR ME TO HAVE THE COUPE DEVILLE BACK, SO I COULD ENJOY IT.  I WAS THRILLED WITH THAT IDEA.  SOMETIME LATER NANCY INFORMED ME SHE NEEDED THE MONEY AND SOLD THE CAR FOR $800.  THE NEW VOGUE TYRES AND THE CADILLAC CHROME WIRE WHEELS WERE WORTH $2,500 EVEN IF YOU THREW THE CAR AWAY.  SOMEONE GOT A GREAT DEAL.

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