Saturday, January 7, 2012

I Lied... One More Batch of History.

I just keep finding images and photos in the stack of documents we got with the Greenbrier.
It's clear that Ken and June [original owners] loved adventure, and documenting along the way. Here are some large format prints I found while going through the box this week.
I'd love to hear any knowledge or guesses of where these were taken if you recognize the scenery.

Friday, January 6, 2012

One Last Bit Of History... really thin and fragile paper.

Here are the invoices from the dealer that were passed along with a large binder of receipts and maintenance records. I always love when cars come along with these original invoices. Oh how prices have changed...

The Brooks' [original owners] traded in a 1960 4door Ford Falcon for their beloved Greenbrier.

 Top and Center Stripe painting invoice.

And I can't really read anything on this PO, but here it is.
And here is the service order for a new engine and other maintenance.

Next entry, photos and details of a few outings we've had since bringing Greenbrier home.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Adventures of Greenbrier, Volume 1 ; 90 pages of history

So here is a very belated post of the diary/ photo-journal that was passed on to me from the previous owner, who bought the Greenbrier from the grandson of the original owner. Of all the classic cars I've owned, this is by far the most intimate history any of them have had that has been passed on with the car. It's a bit surreal to me to be allowed in to the story/ stories of this Greenbrier and how personal some of the stories are. I haven't had a chance to read all 90 pages of it as I've been traveling for Christmas the past two weeks, but I'm thoroughly looking forward to reading more during my layover tomorrow in Denver.

What I have read is inspiring to me to see how this Greenbrier was a way for being with family and creating memories, and a tool for exploring their curiosities. In addition to that, I love reading the process of them selecting the Greenbrier over a VW, and how Ken and June methodically customized it to meet their needs... more than once.