In our April 2 post this year, we featured a vintage car that we spotted in our building's garage, a Citroen CX Pallas.
We recently met the car's owner, who lives in our building. Because of the special license plate and stickers ("MC" means Monaco and "CD" means diplomat), we had speculated the owner was perhaps a diplomat from Monaco living in D.C. in our building.
We asked the owner and learned that he is a born-and-bred American who collects exotic cars. He said he currently has a dozen cars stored in parking garages around the neighborhood. So, we were wrong about the owner being a diplomat.
Here's where the story, if true, gets interesting. We learned from our neighbor that the car was once owned by some people named Grimaldi, as in Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.
The Prince and Princess supposedly kept the car in Paris and used it when they visited their home there. Eventually, the car was sold and our neighbor bought it to add to his collection.
Although the car is not flashy, it has history.