The kids told us since we had the 25th and 50th we needed a '53 to round out a set. Although never giving this much consideration it just so happened a few months later that we saw a Commemorative car in Naples, FL. The owner of this unusual Commemorative Edition turned out to be a friend of my son, Ed Schoenthaler owner of Crossroads Chevrolet. Ed is involved in the Antique Automobile Club of America and a collector of fine classic cars and participates in many AACA antique automobile shows. As it would turn out, Ed and his wife Judy winter near us in Naples also. I am not sure how Ed came about this car but being a car dealer he just could not pass up a sale! Especially to a friend.
Caryl and I use the Commemorative Edition car for shows and parades. This is a picture of ours with a friend's '54:
We spend our summers in the northern suburbs of Chicago and the car is shipped south to us for the winters in Naples FL.
Here's a picture of my car from the AACA Lake Forest Show last summer: