A friend and I went to Galpin Ford in 1967 and together we bought a 67 Shelby GT500 off the lot, we had no idea it was going to be a classic, we just wanted something fast and didn't like chevys (sorry chevy fans). Anyway, long story short, I ended up with the car by myself and when I moved to Hawaii I just put it in storage with another friend keeping an eye on it. Life goes on and you forget about things.......I was reading one day about 25 years later what 67 Shelbys were selling for and jumped out of my seat! Caught the next flight back to the Mainland, got the car out of storage and had it restored to factory specs (new paint etc.)
It is how I ended up getting involved in collecting cars. Bought a 70 Boss 302, a super cobra jet, 71 boss 351 etc. I now use them as part of my retirement plans.
PS. Anybody remember Beneficial Finance? I was so young they were the only company that would lend me money, I think it was probably 21% interest or something stupid like that.............