Kinda had a similar story about my A-100 pick-up. My brother had an A-100 window van while he lived in Seattle Wa. He was in a 7-11 one morning for a coffee. An over the road truck driver from Spokane was returning to his truck. He complimented my brother on his clean van. They talked and the fellow said he had an A-100 pick up. My brother said that I was looking for one. The fellow gave my brother his name and phone numbers. It took me 5 years to get him to finally sell it to me! This was BEFORE disposable cameras!! He was always gonna send some pics but never did. Finally disposable cameras come on the scene! It still took 6 months to get it returned to me!! Ok, I've got pics, want to buy it and now we negotiate a price! Finally after FIVE years, I send him out the money and plan to pick it up in the spring. I just took delivery on our new (1994) Dodge short window-van, 500 miles on it and off we go to Spokane with a trailer in tow. He calls me and tells me there's bad news and good news! Bad news is he's leaving to go on the road, good news is the truck is waiting for me and the neighbors know I'm coming! The truck was actually nicer than the pics showed! I've never met Tom face to face but we talk on the phone from time to time. I've sent pics of my work and even sent him a die cast of it painted the same color as he had it painted! He still tells me about how pissed a lot of people in his town were when they saw the truck on a trailer with Mi. plates on it! Seems he musta promised it to a ton of folks out there! Anyway just my happy truck story!
Larry in East China Mi.