Son tracks down and restores the 1966 Thunderbird that his father was forced to sell 20 years ago - and then hands over the keys
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A Kansas man managed to give his father the surprise of a lifetime after tracking down a beloved car he had sold years earlier, restoring it and the handing over the keys to his old man.
Chad Mees, of Overland Park, says he has always thought about his father's 1966 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop, which was sold about 20 years ago when the family ran into financial hardship.
'When I was about 5 years old, I promised my dad that one day I would buy his car back for him. I perfectly remember the smirk he gave me thinking I'm only a little boy,' Mees said.
'But, little does he know that to this day I still planned on buying his car and surprising him.'
'Through the years of working on cars with him, I have learned so much that I am able to apply those skills and I am not afraid to stop and ask someone who is having car trouble if they need a jump-start or maybe a hand replacing a belt on the side of the road,' Chad wrote on a YouTube video he posted about the car.
'Without my father, I wouldn't be able to help those people and I wouldn't be driven like I am to pursue my education and become a Mechanical Engineer.'
The video captures the moment that Chad presents the car to his dad, who is understandably shocked.