Hello from Florida - just north of Clearwater. First off, thank all of you for making such a great site for A-Bodies lovers. Very entertaining and informative. I've been lurking for some time, but finally decided to say hi. I've had my '69 Barracuda convertible for 20 years now. I'm a second owner, and it had been parked under a tree for about 8 years before I picked it up. Just your basic 318, and I've kept it as close to original as possible. Had the seats reupholstered with cloth when I moved down to Florida due to my, well you know, sticking to the vinyl. Car still drives great, and very reliable. I love it. It had been over 10 years since the car's last paint job, and it was starting to show, so my wife recently surprised me by having the car get a face lift for our 20th anniversary - now it's candyapple red. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise...What was supposed to be a "quickie", turned out to be about 7 months of hard labor- new floor boards, quarters, etc. Hated not having the car for so long, but worth it in the end. Glad to have it back. Now if it would only stop raining.