And away it goes. I had purchased it as a ten-year-old with an almost new heart on October 16, 2012 on the East Coast and sold it in the early evening of August 29, 2019 (last night). So that’s six years, ten months and thirteen days, by far (almost double) my personal best. It never let me down, it always started, it was absurdly easy and cheap to maintain (some good engineering, some good luck), and setting aside the time value of money and inflation, did not depreciate at all. I hope David (the buyer) enjoys it as much as I did, it is a fantastic car and I have zero regrets, I could not have had a better car.
It took me all the way across and all around this country, operated in temperatures from 0 degrees Fahrenheit to the 120’s, on surfaces from great roads to frozen lakes, altitudes from sea level to over 11,000 feet, and only requested a steady diet of premium unleaded and Mobil 1 in return. It never used any extra oil, never left any kind of puddle, and wore the small scars it accumulated with pride and joy. Farewell, my friend, you took good care of me and fulfilled a dream.