There's nothing quite like memories of ones first car to rev up the engine to the old wayback machine. No matter what your age, it seems, thinking of that car you had when you were young tends to stir reminiscence of happy days and simpler times.

Such was the case with Joe and Beverly Smith, we're told, who always pined for the 1948 Plymouth Convertible that they had when they were first married, and were forced to sell when Joe was shipped out to Korea. Knowing that this was the case, son Joel Smith worked to effect a very special surprise for his parents' 60th wedding anniversary. Clearly, Joel was raised right.

Scroll on down to hear the Smith's tell their touching tale, and to see a pretty great old Plymouth droptop.


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      Rob J
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very cute. But I would be ok without somebody buying me a 1994 Tercel in 40 years.
      Andy Smith
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a wonderful video. In case my kids read this, I really don't know what the hell I would do with an ex-post-office Morris 1000 van. ;-))
      mawhalen53
      • 1 Year Ago
      A great Sunday story. This is what cars are about!
      W. S. Stepler
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not gonna lie I teared up on this one. Makes me miss my Datsun.
        Professor AMG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @W. S. Stepler
        Same here. Reminds me of my first car. 1978 Mercedes 300D. 78 BHP Gray market import. I loved that car till the day some lady in a Toyota ran her stop sign and the little Merc that could go anywhere was no more :(
          Professor AMG
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Professor AMG
          Just thinking about that lady in her stupid brand new Toyota Avalon...what a B-tch. I'm glad her car was a total loss. Wench.
        JN
        • 1 Year Ago
        @W. S. Stepler
        Ditto ... very touching. :'-)
      Luis A. Martinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Amazing video,who is cutting onions around here?.....wish there is more people that take care of the cars to last longer
      Matt Or Melinda Brou
      Neat story here.
      Nowuries
      • 1 Year Ago
      Loved the video, time well spent.
      Ricardo E Callado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully in 50 years somebody will me a 300zx 1990
      NeoDeusX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't Biff attempt a rape in this cat.
        W. S. Stepler
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NeoDeusX
        What are you looking at butthead? Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here.
      kargi
      • 1 Year Ago
      its kinda sad that we we will not be able to do this with 90% of the cars today.. I think newspapers will out last some of these cars..
        user164
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kargi
        What is it about today's cars that makes them so... disposable? Is it the loss of "individuality" due to mass marketing appeal that most modern cars are built with? Whatever it is, it is kind of sad what has happened to cars. There are only a few cars currently in production (other than expensive exotics) that will probably ever be "collectible"/desirable in the future.
          Kwijiboz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @user164
          Not sure I agree. Sure attitudes to cars are changing, but people have been lamenting the supposed lack of future collectibility since the advent of the car. When Japanese cars first started appearing in numbers everyone complained about how they had a 'disposable' feel about them and that they were anodyne, characterless etc. Now anything anything made by Toyota or Datsun in the 70's commands decent money if they're original. I'm pretty certain that in the year 2075 any 2013 model car in original condition will be collectible.
      Kwijiboz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Magic, on so many levels ;*)
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