By Vern Parker
Second hand Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros and Plymouth Barracudas were much in demand with the high school crowd in the mid-1970s.
A teenager at the time, Bill Spencer, however, found that he could get more car for his money by buying an AMC Javelin.
Until he graduated from high school a Javelin was his daily driver.
Years later other cars and a motorcycle had replaced the old Javelin until Spencer's safety conscious wife witnessed a traffic accident involving a motorcycle much like the Harley-Davidson that Spencer had in his garage.
The motorcyclist didn't fare well in that accident and harmony was maintained in the household by selling the motorcycle.
Not long afterward Spencer happened across an antique car advertised for sale that was very similar to the car from his high school days – only better.