by Don Kincl
The later the model year, the more odd the fake wood look. I wonder what the take up was, compared to the decades before, Paul?
Mom’s ’80 Caprice wagon (no AC) was two-tone beige and brown. The ’87 Pontiac Safari was purple and di-noc wood. The ’95 Caprice wagon, which really was an excellent car, was porcelain white, and generally stayed that way for fifteen years until it was sacrificed to Cash For Clunkers in exchange for a very heavily discounted 2010 black Avalon.
I wonder how it would look like replacing that self-adhesive odd for a carbon fiber pattern or another car painting texture. It also would be nice totally in black with sides in a metallic dark gray.
The headline makes me think of the original Muppet Movie when Sweetums is working on a used car lot run by Milton Berle in a cameo.
Milton calls for “jack” and later Sweetums tells Kermit – “Jack not name, jack job.”
Poor station wagons. After decades of service as Mama’s battleship, then later as the car to learn to drive in and crash into a few things in the process no big deal, and finally to go out in a blaze of glory and much applause on the demolition derby track…this was the final last run. A big, bloated Ford Taurus with plastic bumpers and a downward sloping hood. “My tears dry on their own…” : (
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