We all love the idea of a "barn find" and we are willing to travel far to unearth one. Our Mercedes-Benz 540K which we sold to a German customer in 2007 was just such a car--purchased just after WW II, driven into the '50's (still with its 1952 Harvard sticker in the rear window) and then put away in a barn on a New York State estate.
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Pity the late baby-boomers whose childhood memories won't include summertime top-down motoring with their parents in large, powerful American convertibles, for between 1977 and 1982 American car companies ceased manufacturing cars with retractable, soft tops. As for me, I fondly recall evening cruised with my dad in his 1969 Chrysler Newport drop-top (yellow with gold vinyl interior) - once having to stop for a herd of deer crossing Roxiticus Road in Mendham. Stars overhead, engine smoothly idling, and headlights on the faces of unperturbed and indifferent animals.
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On Sunday, May 31st, The Stable, Ltd. sponsored the "Somerset Hills Drive For The Kids" as a benefit for a very worthwhile cause--Somerset Hills Learning Institute in neighboring Bedminster, New Jersey. Somerset Hills Learning Institute, under the direction of Kevin J. Brothers, Ph. D., is dedicated to the effective treatment of autism. Samantha Meighan, a 16 year old local resident, created, organized and promoted the drive as a means of helping the Somerset Hills learning Institute where her brother is a student.
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Picture yourself behind the wheel of 007's favorite , the Aston Martin, or perhaps a 1959 Mercedes-Benz convertible? Head straight to this barn full of thoroughbred cars. Owner Tom Rossiter's discreet client list includes royalty and Hollywood figures because he is known for finding mint vehicles that don't disappoint. Once you buy one, you can store your baby here,in a heated and humidity-controlled berth, ready and waiting for you.
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Folks out in New Jersey’s Horse Country appreciate horsepower. They have an eye for speed, power, grace, and timeless beauty. So, when they go looking for a thoroughbred to add to their collection they only got to one “stable”- where you can get one in your color, with a black leather interior and a matching convertible top…
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