Korean War veteran looking to sell beloved car after giving up driving

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The Honda Dealership bought the man's car.

For many, a car is just a source of transportation that gets you from point A to point B. But for this local Korean War veteran, Louis Shannon, his car means so much more.

"I don't want to give up my car but I have to."

For two weeks now, he has been pulling up his wheelchair to the middle of his driveway and holding a 'For Sale' sign, with the hopes of finding a good home for his Honda Accord. Shannon says the thought of losing his car, still hurts.

"I'm going blind, my hearing ain't too good now, and I just turned 90 not too long ago and I wish I didn't have to sell that cause I love that car, its been a good car. "

Shannon has been on so many journeys in his Honda. His favorite was the road trip to Reno from Kingman, Arizona. It's a car he claims has never given him any problems, but he knows what the right thing to do is.

"I can't let it sit there forever. I got to let it go and let it be run. I hope some good family will get it because it is a good car, it would be good for someone who needs a second car."

With no way to get online, Shannon says for the conditions it's in, it should be able to sell itself. He purchased brand new tires, a new battery, and repaired many things to sell it in a great condition. He says there's been interest, but still no offers.

"It's been a good turnout, lots of people showing up and have asked me about it and I told them I'm trying to sell it. I'd like to have $1,800 but I can be reasonable."

If you're interested in buying the car, call 928-530-6854. Shannon is taking calls between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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