It was the first vehicle I drove as a kid. I was about 10 and my best friend’s dad let us drive it. (Got to love a 3 speed on the column). We both thought the hood ornament was sexy, I guess times have changed since 1962.
No family in Dixon, but that is where I bought my 1st car. Ron DuPratt Ford (our next door neighbor). A friend had a Metropolitan and we piled 8 or 9 of us in it to go get something to drink at the Winters Band Day! I still remember the tires almost riding on the wheels during that little trip - What a Life!!