Being bought up in a world of American cars though I always had my eye out for something to replace the Monaro and when Murray told me in passing one day that I should come over and have a look at something he had stored in his basement I was very intrigued. I went to his “Paint and Panel” shop that afternoon and parked in the basement, true to his word, there she was, the Dodge Monaco.
Man, this was a real, rust free, one lady owner, California car and it only had two doors! I told Murray this was exactly what I was looking for. I asked Murray the price and he told me he was going to paint it and put it on the market for around 35 grand. I told him I really wanted it but could only afford 13 thousand (This was the price I knew I could sell the Monaro for!). Murray said if I took it as is, where is, he would sell it to me (I think he thought I would cry if he said no) and the deal was done.
Now all I had to do was to convince Chris and his new business partner Jo Roberts to do this deal with me. A quick phone call later and it was all on. The next day Jo wrote the check and BurgerFuel was now the second only owner (Murray never registered the car in his name) of this awesome two door hardtop.