This is the way you want your Ebay auto auction to end: a phone call from the buyer two minutes after the auction closes and the car being loaded on a trailer 24 hours later.
Since the auction had gone so smoothly there had to be a wrinkle, and when I went to get the truck out I discovered a flat tire. I grabbed my hand pump to fill it back up, and after putting about eight pounds of air in the tire felt a peculiar 'grab' in the pump. That was the cue that my $70 bike pump had seized up. I could move the truck with one hand when the tires were up, but I could barely manage to push it to the street with the flat. Luckily Ron had a winch for the trailer.
Ron's not sure exactly what he's going to do with the truck. He seemed unfazed by the bodywork it's gonna need, and wondered aloud how a V8-60 would fit in the engine bay, so I suspect the little truck may be in for some extra horsepower at some point.
We got everything loaded up and I waved goodbye as the little truck headed off in the middle of that huge trailer. I can hardly believe that it was only six weeks ago that I was heading to Salt Lake to pick it up, and that I've dragged it over 1000 miles since then. It was all a fun adventure and I'm glad it's off to a good home. With any luck I'll see it at next year's Crosley meet. We'll see.