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» Man reunited with restored Cord automobile
 Posted: Aug 11 2010, 01:51 PM
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BALTIMORE (UPI) -- A 90-year old Maryland man has been reunited with a 1936 Cord automobile he restored decades ago, his sons say.

Richard Reeve discovered the car in pieces in a Pennsylvania barn in 1970 and paid $300 for it. He completely restored it and his children learned to drive in the vehicle, The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday.

But when offered $10,000 and a fancy Mercedes Benz, Reeve sold the vehicle, a decision he's regretted ever since, the newspaper said.

About three weeks ago son Rick Reeve thought about the car, did a computer search for C-O-R-D and found one listed on the Internet auction site eBay. The car turned out to be the same vehicle his father restored.

After consulting with his brother Michael, the pair decided to get the car back for their father, paying $43,000.

Last month they lured their father away from home under guise of a family affair and surprised him with the maroon and black vehicle, one of just 2,000 manufactured, the paper said.

"When I drove it, it sounded tremendous," Rick Reeve said. "I want my father to take it up to Panera's and show it to his cronies."

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that dad is lucky to have loving sons
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