After a year of listing on and off, I finally had someone bite on Craigslist that 1) spoke coherent English, 2) wasn’t flaky, 3) could keep an appointment, and 4) actually showed up to look at the car.
We’ve heard a lot about the impending death of normal cars, in the face of the all-consuming onslaught of SUVs; accompanied by the revelation that Ford spent a shocking $1 billion on the Lincoln Continental, a car that sells primarily in two countries and has no direct mass volume equivalent for economies of scale.…
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...or horrifying. Maybe its both.
Or does anyone else find the sound of a hit-and-miss engine oddly relaxing?
Spotted in a convenience store parking lot - newish looking Honda Odyssey. I can say with confidence that these are the baldest tires I have seen on the road in quite some time.
Fun fact, the 2nd gen Chrysler 200 sold more in its worst (and last) full year on the market than the entire Fiat brand has in its best year since its relaunch in the US.
OK, I’ve received three emails in two days from a guy two states over inquiring about the old Lincoln I’ve got listed for sale. He urgently wants to buy it this week, sight unseen, apparently no interest in negotiating on price, and each message has a different email address (though the phone number stays the same).
Passed by this building today - up until recently, it had been an HVAC & plumbing supply warehouse, and I had no idea it was an old Lincoln-Mercury showroom (although there is a Ford dealer across the street). The property’s being renovated, and the corrugated metal siding was taken off to expose this 1950's paint…
I’m impressed it went in so cleanly, the puncture appeared to be the size of a nickel. Score one for South Florida road debris.
This seemed to get lost in the shuffle amid the news that Guangzhou Automobile (Group) Corporation was out of the running to buy Fiat Chrysler, but Dongfeng Motor Corporation has also disavowed any interest. With Geely already out of the picture, this just leaves Great Wall out of the four that were originally said to…
Like any kid that grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s, I was a big Bob Vila fan. I watched him on This Old House, followed him to Home Again, joined the Sears Craftsman Club - you know, the normal stuff we all did.
Took 33 years, but the Lincoln finally passed 100k today. That first zero probably hasn’t seen the light of day since sometime in 1985.
Seen today while sitting in traffic, best picture I could get. It has Pep Boys stick on vents everywhere, tons of stickers, the giant wing on the roof, blue LEDs, and the big AZTEK decal across the windshield.
8. 1983 Honda CM450A Hondamatic
Three vehicles for one person is starting to seem excessive. Would anyone be interested in an old Lincoln?
1985: Chrysler Corporation had brought itself back from the brink of failure. The emergency loans it had received with federal guarantees had been fully repaid, with interest, many years earlier than scheduled. The company was now solidly profitable, and featured a (mostly) modern lineup of K-derived FWD cars with V6s…
So, basically, no eating out for the rest of the month.
When both cars are relatively clean at the same time. Won’t last long.