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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Charlie At The Denver Art Museum

April 30, 2012 3:00 AM

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"It’s the original engine."

dyr denver1 DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Charlie At The Denver Art Museum

“The last 5,000 miles, I’ve put on in the last six months.“

The Ride
The Driver: Charlie
Vehicle in Question: White 1979 Ford Courier
Spotted at: The Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
Odometer:53,284

THE DEFENSE

Q: Welcome to Defend Your Ride Denver. What year, make and model is your truck?

A: I have a 1979 Ford Courier with 53,000 miles on it.

Q: Only 53,000 miles? How is it 33 years old with so few miles on it? Have you had the engine replaced?

A: No, it’s the original engine. The last 5,000 miles I’ve put on in the last six months. It only had 48,000 miles on it when I bought it.

Q: What is the Courier’s main use?

A: Pretty much everything. There’s a pretty good fishing spot about 100 miles west from here. Dollar really loves to go camping and fishing.

Q: How did you get the Courier?

A: I drove down an ally and put a sign on the door of the truck saying, if you want to sell this truck, call me. Five years later, nobody had called, so five years later, I went back again and said, if you want to sell this truck, call me. He called and said, did you leave a note on my truck five years ago? I said, yeah I did. He said, I recognized the writing.

Q: How has the Courier held up for you?

A: I’ve had no problems with it! It has held up well.

Photos and interview by Heather Ruck

Are you ready to Defend Your Ride? If so, email localautos@cbs.com with “Defend Your Ride Denver” in the subject line for submission details.

View previous Defend Your Ride features as well as other great stories for people who love cars at Denver.CbsLocal.com/Autos

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