December 3, 2020

The Car History of Alex Beloff III

IN VISITING THE WAREHOUSE SHOWROOM OF PETE KRELL AT PETE’S CLASSIC CARS IN RICHARDSON, I DISCOVERED UNDER THE SPOTLIGHTS A MAGNIFICANT RARE 1977 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL COUPE WITH THE NEW MARK FRONT END CABRIOLET TOP.  THE AMBER FLOW METALLIC GOLD PAINT APPEARED AS THOUGH THERE WAS SPARKLE DUST ALL OVER THE CAR.  FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT AWARE, PETE PRIMARILY GETS HIS CHOICE VEHICLES FROM THE OWNERS NOT THE AUCTIONS.

IT WAS EVIDENT TO ME THAT THE ORIGINAL OWNER HAD THE ENTIRE CAR REFINISHED (REPAINTED) IN THE ORIGINAL COLOR BY REMOVING EVERY PIECE OF METAL AND INTERIOR ON THE CAR.  A GLASS FINISH WAS THE RESULT OF SOMETHING YOU WOULD HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE.  CAREFULLY REINSTALLING THOSE IMPRESSIVE MOLDINGS WAS DONE BY AN ARTIST.  TO ME THE COST OF REFINISHING SUCH A CAR WAS FAR MORE THAN THE ASKING PRICE. DON’T KNOW THE DETAILS.

I CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT THE FAMILY DECIDED IT WAS TIME FOR A NEW HOME.  THE BELOFF TOUCH REQUIRED GOING OVER EVERY INCH OF THE GORGEOUS SCULPTURED LEATHER SEATS, CARPETS, DOOR PANELS AND DASH.  IT WASN’T NECESSARY BUT A LUXURY CAR OF THIS DESCRIPTION NEEDED TO BE PERFECT.  I MUST TELL YOU SELLING NEW CADILLACS IN 1977, OUR COUPE DEVILLE WAS LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM COMPETING WITH THIS MAGNIFICANT EXAMPLE OF STYLING AND ENGINEERING.  NEVER IN ALL MY VEHICLES OWNED TO THIS POINT HAVE I HAD ONE THAT WAS MORE ALMOST 100 POINT PERFECT.  I STILL MARVEL AT THE ENTIRE GLASS FINISH.

SHOWING OFF THE LINCOLN BECAME A CROWD PLEASER ALL OVER GRAPEVINE TEXAS.  NATHANIAL  OWNER OF OUR PRINTERS FOR OUR GRAPEVINE ROTARY BULLETINS EACH WEEK INDICATED AN INTEREST IN THE LINCOLN.  I DESCRIBED THE CAR AND  HE INSISTED ON SEEING IT.  I SAID,  I THINK THIS IS THE ONLY ONE LIKE IT IN THE COUNTRY.  HE AGREED AND IMMEDIATELY PURCHASED IT FOR UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF MONEY AS HE IS STILL THE VERY PROUD OWNER TO THIS DAY.

OUR COUPE DEVILLE WAS NO WHERE CLOSE TO THE STYLING AND ENGINEERING OF THIS LINCOLN.  ITS ROAD MANNERS WOULD OUT PERFORM OUR CADILLACS AND ITS MECHANICALS WERE EXCELLENT.

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