My 95-year old grandfather (pictured) purchased this car new in 1972 in Houston. He parked it in a warehouse in Port Arthur, Texas in 1987, where it remained until he gave it to me in approximately 2006 so that I could restore it. When I picked it up, it didn't run and rodents had destroyed the interior. Also, it had been partially submerged in the storm surge created by Hurricane Rita. It was in horrible shape. When he gave it to me, he had two conditions: (1) I could never sell it; and (2) I had to paint it the original color (saffron yellow).