Wow; Did he have " That Look" in his eyes; was packing and had a nylon bag that looked like it had a bowling bowl inside that was bleeding ?
I got one for you brother. Back in 1982 one of my customer's at the old car stereo shop was telling me ; his brother and him use to look for classics ; trucks etc...and kept seeing an
ad in Palm Springs California that read : 1963 Chevrolet $900.00
He drove out there and it was the older part of Palm springs built in late 50's/60's . They walked up to the house with detached garage and an older woman answered and said it was her son's ; who had stored it there before he went off to Vietnam and unfortunately never came back. All she knew it was a Chevy.
They were dying as they walked back to this garage that looked liked it hadn't been opened in 50 years. They supported the garage doors and inside there was a tarp covering what they couldn't imagine to be true: It was a White 1963 Split window Vette with 23K miles.
They were blown away and stayed in their for quite some time debating weather they should tell the Lady what she had. The guy made me laugh so hard because he said he told his brother he was going to hit him over the head with a shovel and trailer the Vette to his house.
He said that when it was finally his time to meet his Maker and he was at the Pearly Gates : Saint Peter would say: " You and your Brother " Almost " made it here "......Remember that nice old lady in Palm Springs and the 1963 Corvette ? "