türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Milliyet Newspaper, 16 June 2018)
Left for dead...
In Zonguldak's Kozlu district, Namık Işıklı (52) and his son
Lutfican (21) bought a gutted 1972 Murat 124 automobile for
1,500 TL (about $350) and spent 20,000 TL to make it brand
new again. The car was towed to Işıklı's tire shop and a number
of car body craftsmen and mechanics brought the car back to life,
working together with Işıklı and Lutfican.
Işıklı explained that it took 4 years to scour Turkey for the
needed parts but it was a labor of love: "My first car was a 1974
model so when I saw this one I had fond memories. I bought
it for my son. We put all original parts into it and now it's
as good as new. Anyone who was young at that time feels the
same way about riding in their first car - you're young again!"
In this same vein, TNT EnC recently spotted this 1964
Mercury Comet on Bağdat Caddesi in Caddebostan, Istanbul,
bring back memories of his first car - a '62 Comet purchased
for $25 in 1969. (transmission was shot so it didn't go over