In 1964 “Pat” Seidel, a farmer from Kenton Valley, traded in his 1951 Ford for a brand new, compact Ford Fairlane. Quite an outlay for a normally frugal farmer – but it was a decision he never regretted and one that his descendants are now grateful for.
Pat took the car out to church, shopping and family events, but mostly it stayed in the shed, well cared for and much admired for 25 years. The 500 sedan, with a 289cc V8 engine, was still in good condition when he passed away in 1989, leaving the family in a quandary as to what to do with it. Continue reading From the Bay to Birdwood in a ’64 Fairlane