I knew somewhere in my files I had this picture hiding, just waiting for Hidden Headlight Day. The price we pay for vanity.
Wow. That car looks like I feel before I’ve had my morning coffee.
That photo was taken in the days before Purple Duct Tape!
use a permanent marker at least…
Ha! That’s great. Duct tape rules. (In Eugene it must be Duck tape.)
I owned a 2000 Firebird ,and if I had a nickel for everytime I repaired those f—–headlamp doors, I wouldn’t be rich,but I would have a lot of nickels.
I comared notes with other 4th gen Firebird owners at the Firebird show in Saratoga Springs NY. A good portion of owners never experienced any headlight door issues. The rest of us had many problems.
Somwhere along the line GM must of changed suppliers, or enginerring.
“GM must of changed suppliers, or enginerring”
Damn! That’s the most appropriate typo I’ve ever seen. Gotta admit, I did some enginerring myself, over the years.
I don’t really care about upvotes or +1 at other forums, but it would be perfect for that typo up there, whether it was on purpose or not!
Years ago, my parents had a New Yorker of this era, in the same ubiquitous burgundy metallic and fitted with the standard issue burgundy vulgalour upholstery. On the whole, it was a fairly reliable car, giving service right up to a not unimpressive 380,000 kilometers.The headlight covers caused problems right from day one, however. I believe there’s some mechanical fix you can make inside the assembly that’ll hold them open permanently. That’s what we did, anyway. It wasn’t pretty, but then, neither was the rest of the car.
Pixar can do a Cars 3 movie that remakes the Snow White plot – this car can be Sleepy. What do you suppose should be used for the other 6 dwarves? Dopey, Doc, Sneezy, Bashful, Grumpy and Happy.
I nominate the original Neon for Happy.
The 62 Dodge Dart as Dopey
A 68 Oldsmobile 88 as Doc
A 59 Dodge as Grumpy
Out of ideas. Anyone else?
1963 Ford Falcon as Bashful
1961 Chrysler Newport as Sneezy (or any other slanty faced car)
Its the grille with an egg crate the car could snort speed better
Is that a Red Green Edition New Yorker?
If the women don’t find ya handsome they should at least find ya handy.
In the late 90’s a goverment program was developed to cure cars of the Broughamly ways….the project was called…..
A Clockwork Chrysler.
Its chained to a parking lot being shown images of Priuses.
If the tape’s just on one side of the headlights, it’ll just be like Aristotle Onassis in his later years…
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