Thursday, January 14, 2010
Going Down In A Blaze O' Yellow Glory - Gran Torino Fastback Does It's Final Lap
From the archives again - this car reminds me of bad 70's tv for some reason...... This relatively clean fastback appears to be a 1973 - it has the newer front end, but the old rear bumper and I believe fastbacks weren't available in '74.... As always, correct me if I'm wrong.....
Being from Michigan originally, I can tell you that we would have killed for a body this clean in my High School years...... Even my first car, a 1973 Cutlass S, was already rotted to the core in the early '80's.... but look at this - nearly 40 years old and hardly a spot of rust, and perfect floors & trunk... sigh. And yes, the interior is thrashed, but who cares? Tijuana is only a short days drive away - you can get screwed, blued, and tattooed while the button-tuck is gettin done.......
What i would do: Full Resto, wash it in the front drive, and run gang bangers off my lawn in Detroit....... That would make a great movie, huh?