WILLIAMSPORT’S OLDEST TEENAGER
Fred Agnoni’s wife Ann calls him "Williamsport’s Oldest Teenager". At 88 years young, he is just as spry and passionate about cars today as the young 19-year-old who returned from a tour in Korea in the early 50’s.
I really enjoyed speaking to him at a Cars & Coffee event where he complimented my 2011 Camaro. I took that as high praise, since he was a life-long Ford guy and the owner of this gorgeous 2010 Roush Mustang 427R.
“I was brought up around cars. Before I turned 16, I had 3 cars and no license.” So when he returned from the war he got back to his hot-rodding ways. But then life took over with his wife Ann and a family. He owned a somewhat sensible family car, a 1964 Fairlane 500 sport coupe. That was the year the Mustang debuted.
“I said to Ann, ‘I want one’, but she talked some sense in to me, ‘We got one kid and one on the way’.” So, the Mustang had to wait...until 2006. He found himself in a 1965 convertible, but it wasn’t numbers matching. That made it easy to let go when this 2010 came his way.
“It was a special order for a car dealer’s wife. I think it stickered at $61,000 originally. It has special embroidered interior. It’s a really nice car,” Fred says. Turns out the owner was in immediate need of cash and Fred had some. So, he brought the Roush Mustang home. “I’ve lived a good life. Good wife, kids, grandkids, great-grandkids. It’s a good life.” And add to that the car of his dreams. We should all be so lucky.