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I've had my fingers crossed for you....the ownership story on your car is absolutely wonderful. Congrats and keep the pictures coming!

Ben

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This Touring was my father's, Dennis Ryan. He bought the car in 1978. (I was 5 yeras old) The car won several concours, was on the cover of the Rondel in 1980 for the Ofest and was my dad's daily driver. The car was parked in 1991 when my parents got divorced. My dad passed away in 1995 and the car was lost to me. My faimily didn't know where he had stored it and we pretty much gave up on the car. I just got it back this year in July by chance when my sister was contacted by Steve Hamilton of RMBMWCCA to do an autocross event in Winter Park, CO. (she is an event coordinator). He had the car for the past 20 years in storage. We got the car back in July and it had not seen the light of day since 2002 in Keystone when it was driven for a short time by Steve and the parked again.

Just happy to be legal and be able to actually go for an honest drive with out haveing to take the plates off my Subaru.

Here is a photo of me climbing through the window to get it off the trailer.

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This Touring was my father's, Dennis Ryan. He bought the car in 1978. (I was 5 yeras old) The car won several concours, was on the cover of the Rondel in 1980 for the Ofest and was my dad's daily driver. The car was parked in 1991 when my parents got devorced. My dad passed away in 1995 and the car was lost to me. My faimily didn't know where he had stored it and we pretty much gave up on the car. I just got it back this year in July by chance when my sister was contacted by Steve Hamilton of RMBMWCCA to do an autocross event in Winter Park, CO. (she is an event coordinator). He had the car for the past 20 years in storage. We got the car back in July and it had not seen the light of day sence 2002 in Keystone when it was driven for a short time by Steve and the parked again.

Just happy to be legal and be able to actually go for an honest drive with out haveing to take the plates off my Subaru.

Here is a photo of me climbing through the window to get it off the trailer.

IMG_2938.jpg

I have a Inka Touring 1/87 scale model that I got from your dad before his passing. He was part of the Intl. Model Collectors Club that some of us old timers belonged to back in the day. Michael Izor has since shut down the group and has been selling off his 4000+ collection on eBay.

Send your mailing address to our email and it would be a pleasure to send you the small car in honor of your father. I know it's nothing as big as getting the car back, it is a part of his memory though. For those of us that have lost our dads it is a way to show what they taught us.

R

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The car is finally in the right hands. Great story. I know your Dad is smiling.

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That's a great story! I don't know why I get the feeling I've seen the car in person. Have you ever taken it in the past to the Bayarea show or the Vintage?

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owners who drove to Keystone in (the year) 2002 for Oktoberfest (and got one of the coveted badges), and I remember seeing and drooling over that Touring. Glad to see it's back in the fold and will be carving up the highways again.

cheers

mike

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