Stu Tinker stated as he waited in an empty spot in his garage. That was the last time he and his wife Penny could see their beloved 1950 Bentley Mark VI. Despite the memories it held, they required the money at the time and had to sell it.
“It’s been just about 40 years.”
“We stood in the driveway and cried,” stated Penny. “This has always been the car that…the one that got away, you know?”
The new owner used the car for parades and car shows, however, it was last seen publicly in 2008.
“When the gentleman that we sold it to passed away, it was put in the barn and just kinda left there.”
Penny waited anxiously with Stu in their driveway. “This is the only car that I was ever really attached to,” she stated.
As the car was given back, their faces lit up.
Stu checked the long lost car. “Oh yeah, it hasn’t changed! I can see a bit of rust here and there.”
“Really, isn’t it gorgeous?” stated Penny. “We’re just really excited to get it back.”
They took a moment to recreate an old photo of their son with the car and recalled about its past.
“When we bought it, we bought it out of England. We bought it sight unseen and had it shipped into Baltimore. Flew down with a friend and drove it back up.”
The couple owns several unique vehicles but have a special spot for this one.
“This is the one. This is the one, and I really can’t explain why,” stated Stu.
They prepare to do some fixes and get it back on the road once the weather warms up.
“If we visit a car show, they always have signs ‘do not touch.’ We open the door and allow kids to get in, have people sit in it. That’s the fun of having the car!”