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Cruisin Cars For Sale, If The Price Is Right

Wayne White brought a red Chevy with a white stripe to Cruisin the Coast.

"It's a 67 Camaro," the Stone County man said. "It has a small block Chevrolet in it."

And it has a for sale sign on it, with an $18,000 price scribbled next to his phone number. Why does he want to sell his classic?

"I want to buy something else," he said.

At Cruisin the Coast, that's apparently how it works. Classic car owners put all of their energy, and a good chunk of their money into their automobiles. They bring them to Cruisin. And then, many of them stick for sale signs in the windshields.

Brian Henson's sign offered his 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery for $42,000.

"It's a one of a kind," the car buff said.

Henson didn't come to Cruisin expecting to sell his yellow and orange classic. It sort of just happened.

"I brought it here just to do Cruisin the Coast, and decided when I was down here to sell it," he admitted.

That happens more than you think. Just ask John Lewis.

"Everything is for sale," the Saucier man said.

Everything included his 1929 Ford Model A. Lewis parked it at the Biloxi VA cruisin event. If somebody had $17,000, the sparkling red truck would be sold.

"I tell you what, just look around you. Everything out here is for sale, if you've got the money, I promise you," he said. "If you like it enough, you'll take it."

That's what the Whites were banking on. For only the fourth time in four years, Marlene White sat in the driver's seat of her family's Camaro. It was very likely her final time in the car.

"We've had a lot of looks," she said. "A few people are kind of interested, sound like they're interested. But I guess they're going to see what's on the market before they make up their minds."

The Whites came down to Biloxi ready to sell their Camaro. What caught them by surprise was how quickly somebody met their asking price.

"The man called me and told me he was coming with the money," Mr. White said. "So, if he brings me the money, it's going to be his."

And then what would White do?

"I'm going to buy me something else," he said.

But not at Cruisin. The car he had his eyes on was out-of-state. Whatever it ends up being, Mrs. White says that car would take a back seat to the 67 Camaro.

"No matter who buys it, it will still be considered Wayne's car," she said.

By Brad Kessie 

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