By Vern Parker
Lone before he retired from the postal service Thomas Greenfield went to the Aero Chevrolet dealership in Alexandria, Virginia and purchased a white over blue 1960 Sport Impala two-door hardtop.
For years he sparingly commuted to work in the car, always being careful to park where it wouldn't be damaged. His care for the car impressed his postal colleague Richard Hawkins.
Eventually Greenfield retired and Hawkins lost track of his former co-worker as well as the Chevrolet Impala.
One September day in 1977 Hawkins saw a relative of Greenfield's and casually inquired about him and his car. He was told Greenfield had died and that his car had been stored under a cover. It hadn't been driven in years, and by the way, he added, “It was for sale.”