Cohort Outtake: From (Iron) Dust To (Iron) Dust

olds 1967 cutlass CP

This evocative shot of a ’67 Cutlass was posted by Perry Curtis. And it looks like a convertible too. This was shot in Seaview, WA, where salty air blowing in from the ocean can do ugly things. Is that tape/strap intended to keep it from falling apart?