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A few years after my grandfather's death, I came back from the house where he lived all his life, and I saw an IMS M461 on the roadside. The hood was raised, and an old man was working on the engine. His car was broken, the accelerator cable snapped, and remained motionless. I stopped, and I tried to help him. He was alone, and no other car stopped to help him, even though cars were passing on the road regularly.
I knew for some time that my grandfather owned for a short time (6-7 years) the same car, then sold it because he needed money for the treatment of my grandmother. So, for a while, I had a feeling of joy, like I'm a little closer to my grandfather.
From curiosity, I asked him what was his name, and why he still uses his car. And he replied that the car is very good, and it's hard to break away from it. He bought it from an owner who cried when he sold it in back in the 80's.
It seemed strange to me, so when I got home, I asked my mother who was the person who bought the grandfather's car. She did not know how to tell me, but she confirmed that he sold the car to the village where I stopped helping the old man.
For a few weeks I was anxious, and finally I decided to come back to that village to look for the owner. After a few days, I found him, and I managed to get in touch with him. I asked him who bought the car from, and he said he did not know, but we can look through the papers. Then I found in the glove compartment, on the technical book of the car, the name of the former owner, who was my grandfather.
I was glad when I saw this, and I did not know how to react, and I hardly broke up with the car. My grandfather always told me how much he liked that car, and how bad he felt after he sold it.
I spoke to the old man, and he agreed to sell the car to me. But, unfortunately, I do not have the amount that he asks for, and I would like to buy the car as soon as possible so that the children's of the old man do not sell it to someone else. And the car does not look the way it should, it has rust, and some parts are missing
I want very much to buy it, and rebuild it, in my grandfather's memory.
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