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    Default Cornelius, my Centurion's mascot

    I have referred to my Centurion during recent years as "Cornelius", who was a known Roman Centurion of the Italic cohort and stationed in Judaea during the first century A.D.

    In honor of Cornelius and my '71 Centurion, my wife gave me this plaster sculpture of a Centurion for my most recent birthday gift, and it is displayed on the side of the garage where the Centurion is normally parked. It is a cool reminder to me of what the Centurion name really represents.



    The sculpture sits alongside the Sputnik lamp my sweet wife also gave me!

    Brian Laurance, BCA # 5168
    A Centurion driver since December, 1970

    1971 Centurion Formal Coupe

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    What a cool and beautiful gift!

    During the Christmas holiday I saw “Gladiator” with Russell Crowe, it’s been a while since last time I saw it, a great movie of those days in the Roman Empire

    Thanks for sharing Brian
    Per

    Buick Centurion two door hardtop 1973
    Hyundai Santa Fe 2006
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    Very cool, Brian!
    Adam Martin
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    That's a great story, Brian! I've been trying to come up with a name for my Centurion along similar lines, with nothing really working for me. One of these days I'll search evilbay for a Marvin Martian doll, mostly for his neo-Centurion helmet.
    BCA #40104
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    Hey, really a cool sculpture, Brian, and as we can see the early real Centurions used driving with the same enthusiasm as we do today !
    Only they had much less comfort ... .
    Rolf

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    What a great gift Brian, I would have insisted that it get placed on the fireplace mantel though lol. It's great using names for the cars that fit their image, mine goes by Spartacus and this is a little 24K gold gem I have for Centurion reminder
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