….and that man found the remains of an old truck in the beautiful countryside. Naturally he grabbed the helm of the prehistoric ship and took it for an imaginary sail around the luscious green field.
Don’t even think about saying that you have never done this before, because you know you have. Just think about how many times you have been in the drivers seat of a car making high revving engine sounds while rowing the gears of the missing transmission. It’s what we do, no reason to deny it. The only question about this image that I have is: “Is that really a hand crank for the engine on the front?!!!” You’d have to be completely nuts the to spin that engine over by hand with intentions of keeping all your limbs. Yikes!
Each weekend I find myself at car shows, junkyards, swap meets, and generally surrounded by the car culture. This past weekend I was at a swap meet that we call “Amherst”, but it’s actually called “Cruising To Amherst”. I have been going there on the last Sunday of every month for as long as I can remember, and it is always a great time. There is never a lack of bizarre cars for sale or interesting people people to watch. I usually bump in to old friends, co workers, and sometimes even cars and parts that I used to own!
This month was no exception for interesting people and cars. One of my favorites was a 1933 (I think?) Chevy that appeared to have been freshly pulled out of a barn. The body itself wasn’t that bad, but the running boards on the sides were almost completely rotted away. I don’t really know how that’s possible, but hey, whatever. The frame was cover in grease from looooong ago so it wasn’t too bad looking in the grand scheme of New England cars. I was afraid to ask what the price tag was, because I’m often left flabbergasted, and I wasn’t mentally prepared for that type of risk so early in the morning. If I had to put a number on it, I think $1500 is probably a fair estimate of value for a car like this.
– It was a complete car
– You won’t need to hunt down little odds and ends that nickle and dime you to death.
– You may be able to get free delivery if your local?
– Cool looking car
– The metal is fairly straight
– Quite Rusty
– Needs lots of time and money invested to restore it
– 4 Doors, not as desirable as the coupe
– Your significant other will not like this in the yard / garage / property. You may be kicked out of the house.
1A Auto Blog Readers: What would you guys and gals value this car at?
One day, many days ago, I noticed something bluish WAY down a hill on the side of a road. Naturally, I had to investigate the situation. What I found was truly an awesome automotive specimen. It was an upside down, engineless, rotting, yuckified, and a downright perfect car for this blog. Anybody care to guess what it is?