'I love my car because ... it's a pleasure to drive because it runs so quietly.'

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Owner: David Gowan, Portland

Occupation: Retired

Car’s make and model: 1941 Chevrolet

“I love my car because … it’s a pleasure to drive because it runs so quietly. The doors are solid and shut with a tight thud. Granddaughter Hannah always wants to ride in Opa’s car. I first discovered it in Oregon in June 1968, and the lady that owned it swore it had never been outside overnight. Though I’ve owned more than 15 1941 Chevrolets, this one takes the cake, winning best of show for ‘Survivor’ at the Northwest meet of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America just this year.”


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