Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Fifty years ago, a school bus driver in Wyoming bought this car and it was the last he ever needed. He rebuilt the engine once, paid scant attention to corrosion and left it original to the core. He passed away and I bought it from the estate about 7 years ago when I was drunk and randomly poking around ebay while at work. It has been great and I wish I could keep it another 50 years myself, but I want other jalopies and I just bought a wonderfully dilapidated 1961 Mercedes 190b. It is also a terrifically original, wildly rough automobile and I only have so much room. The view over the big front fenders is the same as it was 50 years ago, minus the graceful cracks in the windshield. Only $2250.