A car is always a lost vehicle in the parking lot of a car dealership.
But, as the owner of a lost fleet of four cars, I’ve seen a lot of vehicles I’d never seen before disappear into the parking lots of my car dealerships.
The last time I was there was more than a year ago, and it was pretty scary.
I’d heard of a lot more cars that had been lost.
And I knew the owner was a retired car dealer, so I’d seen a few cars go missing before.
The most recent was the 2004 Ford Ranger.
This one, in fact, was one of the first cars to go missing from the dealership.
I drove by that dealership and didn’t know what to expect.
The car was still there, in the garage, but the front passenger door was still closed.
I couldn’t find the driver’s side door.
So I drove up to the dealership and got a look at the rear door.
I didn’t want to miss the door open too much, so, with my right hand, I lifted the door.
The door opened up and a car was sitting on the ground.
It was a 1999 Chevy Camaro.
I was shocked, because the car had been sitting there for more than 10 years.
I knew that the dealership was still running, but this was something else.
There was no sign of the owner.
And the only other car that I knew of that had a missing owner was the 1998 Ford Mustang.
But it was so sad to see that car.
I went back to the garage and drove back to my parking lot.
The dealer’s name was John D. Dias, and he was still selling the car.
It had been in his dealership for about five years.
The owner of the vehicle, a man in his early 70s, told me that his son had purchased it from him a couple of years ago, about three years ago.
It’s not the car that we knew that it was, but it was one that we were all proud to have.
I just had to see it.
So that’s when I drove to the back of the dealership to get the car towed.
I don’t know if the owner or the car was involved in the accident.
But he was able to pull the car off the road.
And that’s what I needed to do.
And so that’s how I ended up in the car dealership parking lot, looking for the owner’s car.
As I drove past the car, I kept my eyes on the owner, and I had no idea who he was.
I did find his name, but not his vehicle.
The driver’s license number, license plate number, and the car’s license plate were all gone.
I got in my car and drove off.
I could see the car parked at the dealership, but I could never figure out who the owner really was.
It didn’t matter what I did, the car would still be there.
It would never be returned to its rightful owner.
I eventually went back home to get a copy of the license plate from the car to look up the owner and see if it matched the one I had seen at the dealer.
I learned that the owner had a long history with cars.
He had owned cars for about 20 years, and in the years since he’d bought them, he’d sold them to people like me.
He’d purchased cars like a used car, a used pickup, and a used truck.
And in the process, he had sold cars to people that were not his family, and that was why he had lost the vehicle.
I started to wonder if I should contact the owner to find out who owned the car and why he was the one who lost it.
That’s when the car dealer told me I should call him.
I walked into his dealership.
There, the owner answered the phone and said that he was in the area of a parking lot in which he was parking his car and that I needed a rental car.
So, I called him and he called me back to confirm that I had indeed lost the car I had just seen.
He told me it was a 2004 Ford Explorer.
So the owner told me, I just got it a few days ago, I’ll call you back with the rental.
So when I got home, I got the rental car and I called the dealership again to see if I could get it back.
The dealership said that they didn’t have the car in their inventory, but they were willing to come out and check it out.
They had an appointment for me to come by the dealership at 3:00 p.m. and pick it up.
So they came out and picked it up, put it in the back seat, and drove it home.
It wasn’t until I got there and saw the car on the lot that I realized that I hadn’t lost the rental vehicle, and