One of my biggest treats as I wander the streets of Eugene is to run into a CC from way back. And this I-Mark diesel coupe is my favorite, as it just keeps on clattering along, despite the fact that its owners obviously are doing nothing other than driving it, as a close-up below will show quite graphically. It’s aged a lot in the past ten years, and I keep being surprised by each sighting, a testament to the inherent ruggedness of these.
In 2015, I wrote it up as a follow up; it was looking a bit worse for wear, including two missing windows. I ended that post with these words: One of these days, it has to croak, right?
Yet here it is, coming out of the Red Apple Market parking lot.
And it even has had its missing windows replaced! It hasn’t been washed, obviously, and it’s developed quite a black plume of diesel residue below its filler.
Or Biodiesel, as the case may (or may not) be.
Remarkably, there’s no visible plume of black smoke as it accelerates down 5th Avenue.
I’m going to stop predicting its imminent demise; see you in five years.