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Thanks To a Refurbishing, Alfred Morris Never Has To Part Ways With His Beloved 1991 Mazda Named “Bentley”

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Redskins running back Alfred Morris has a pet named “Bentley” that he adores. It moves fast, has never let him down, and has gotten a little out of touch with old age. It’s also a 1991 Mazda 626. After the brunt of many jokes of teammates during his rookie season, and an offer from Mazda he couldn’t refuse, Morris’ car has gotten a refurbishing, so that the ride will hopefully stick with him throughout his career.

So, Mazda took the 626 in and got to it. A total of 275 man hours of labor and more than 450 new parts were involved in the refurbishment. In addition to the basics — an overhauled engine, new brakes, exhaust system – the car had some added features not typical of a 1991 Mazda 626. Leather interior, new sound system, and back-up camera were among the options Morris now has at his disposal.

Mazda also sent pictures along the way to keep Morris updated:

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That one must’ve had poor Alfred in tears.

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But look at that shiny new engine:

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Morris and Bentley reunited on Tuesday at a Mazda sponsored event filled with theatrics. A swarm of media captured the moment as Morris tore the veil off his new ride. The exterior looked the same, but all the insides were new and improved.

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But with all the new additions and shiny new parts, Morris claims she’s still the same old ride:

She hasn’t changed, I mean, she looks different, but it’s still the same car. It a feel thing. Sometimes when something changes, you’re like, ‘Oh man, I want it the old way.’ But when I sat in her, I still got that feeling. She’s still The Bentley…I just want to ride around and go nowhere in her

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Congrats to Morris and his new (same old) Bentley.

 

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