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the first time I saw her

I had been working with the owner of the Monte on another project for my employer. The project involved heavy steel fabrication and exotic metals required by the Aerospace industry. Once the fabrication was advancing I was invited over to one of their other facilities, the Race shop. When I walked in the highbay doors I thought I was in OZ! Wall to wall hotrods, two tiers high. My heart pounded, really it pounded. I went from vehicle to vehicle in awe. Two cars caught my eye the most. A 69 superbee with 32 miles on it (Mint condition) and the 71 monte. The owner was proud of his herd, he built them all... I did not know the owner was a major Racecar builder and fabricator specializing in 1/4 mile and big block 454's, yes I knew the name in racing but didn't put it together until I saw the Race shop. He continued the tour explaining the vehicles in storage, the car restorations, the motor shopand then we got to the Monte and I immediately said... Monte SS454....Didn't know they made one... He smiled and gave me a history lesson I loved. For the next few months I caught Miss Monte looking at me wherever I walked, tracking me, calling me. The day came where I got a ladder and took a good look at it and I was consumed with envy, envy is a motivator. The day came a month or so later and He casually said to me he needs more room in the shop for projects like mine, I told him I had room to take the monte, he smiled and looked me straight in the eye and said How much? I responded with a price range and he said ok the low end of the range. My waking moments have been Monte ever since. I am Blessed for this find and a good friend ...


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