Larry Goshey of Crosby purchased his 1987 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer edition not once but twice from the same dealer, Carney Middleton Ford in Crosby.
Goshey added that the dealership's owner, Bart Johnson, told him that Goshey is the only person he has sold the same vehicle to twice.
Goshey first purchased the Bronco on Oct. 11, 1986 while still working in the Twin Cities. After moving to Crosby upon retirement in February, 1988, the Bronco became too small, Goshey noted.
"After getting acquainted we had some good friends that were our age and it was difficult for them to get into the back seat as it only had two doors.
In August 1989, Goshey traded the Bronco, which had 38,500 miles on it, for a four-door sedan at Carney Middleton.
The Bronco was sold first to an Ironton man who only kept it for six months before trading it for a pickup at the dealership.
In May, 1990, Goshey said a nurse at Cuyuna County Regional Medical Center in Crosby bought the Bronco.
Goshey noted that he saw the Bronco in the hospital's parking lot several times.
The nurse also was his next-door neighbor's sister.
In October 1997, the nurse traded the Bronco for a pickup at Carney Middleton.
Upon learning of this trade, Goshey's son informed him.
Goshey said that next morning, he went to see the Bronco and "took it for a spin." Goshey bought it the same day.
The Bronco, which would be used as Goshey's second vehicle, then had 76,000 miles on it. It presently has 91,000 miles on it with a recently repainted roof and hood.
"I plan to keep it for a long time," Goshey commented.
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