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(Left and Right Pages) First day of the new ownership. These pictures were taken the same day George purchased the car from Raine. He couldn't wait to make excuses
to take it out for a drive and use every opportunity to make the drive longer. Even if he had to miss the exit on the way home.

on the rear window. I immediately said to my wife,
"honey, you see this car, it's
mine." The very next day, I
called the number on the
sign and Raine Mantysalo
answered the phone. He told
me a little about the car, not
knowing that I was going to
do whatever it took to buy it.
Within a few hours, the
car was already sitting in my
parking lot. I drove it on a
daily basis for almost two
years from Laurel, MD to
Annapolis. On several occasions on the way home, I
would deliberately miss my
exit while racing with another car.
When I moved to Greece, I sold the car to the editor of the der
Bayerische, who called me as soon as he saw my advertisement and bought
the car. Since having moved to Greece, I subsequently moved back to the
island of Crete and then to Athens, Greece in 2015. However, the car and

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Raine were always on my
mind. I vaguely remembered
him having had some connection to the National
Capital Chapter's magazine.
When I decided to look him
up to find out what had happened to the car, I sent an
email to the address that I
had found in the magazine.
Raine answered a couple of
days later. I then found out
that he had also moved to
Europe. We shared stories
of the past and he told me
that he had even kept the bill
of sale. That was amazing.
What a great car and what a
great way to meet a great guy like Raine and then reconnect over
30 years later.
Part 2 of "The Story of A Red 2002" will continue in the November/December
issue of der Bayerische

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