has been very patient saving for a new Dodge Ram pickup. 13 years
after buying a 1994 Dodge Ram, Mr. Brant finally saved
enough coin (literally) for a brand new 2008 model.
seventy year old Mr. Brant waked into Mike Raisor Chrysler Dodge and
Jeep in Lafayette, Indiana with sheriff's deputies and about $26,000
in rolled coins to buy his new Dodge Ram 1500 4x4.
was quoted in the Lafayette Journal
and Courier as saying, "(The
old truck) didn't have four-wheel drive, and living in the country,
I figured I better get a new one to help get me through the snow."
said he was raised to be thrifty. His father always paid in cash and
saved up loose change to take vacations. He estimates
that $200 in quarters weighs about nine-pounds and his purchase weighed
more than 1,000-pounds. It took
half a day to collect and load the change into an armored car, used to
transport the money to the Dodge dealer.
Mr. Brant also used coins to buy his old Dodge pickup, and a
Dodge Neon, in 1994.