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Handwritten note lands man Volkswagen bus of his dreams

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, April 12 2018 Apr 12, 2018 April 12, 2018 5:48 AM April 12, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Kyle Cropsey, at age 16, left, and 23, right, posing with his 1971 Volkswagen bus./ Newsday

LIDENHURST, N.Y. (AP) - A man has the car of his dreams eight years after he slipped a note inside the window of a blue 1971 Volkswagen bus that the then-16-year-old called his "future car."

Kyle Cropsey of Lindenhurst, New York, received a call last week from Cris Mead, of Oakland, California. Mead's father, Cornelius, had purchased the van new and named it Matilda, taking his family on cross-country trips.

The son was cleaning it out after his father's death when he came across Cropsey's note tucked in the VW's log book. Mead tells Newsday the family decided to give Cropsey the van, on the condition he update them on its restoration and "go on plenty of adventures."

Cropsey, who is 23 and teaches English, says "it was fate."

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