Take This Hose And Stick It…..

April 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm 1 comment

Today I paid $104.55 to fill up my “Bulgemobile”, A.K.A. my Chevy Uplander.

If memory serves, as it still does on an occasional basis, I have bought many running but in need of minor repair cars in the past for less than that, cars which I fixed  up and then sold quickly to supplement the money I received from the G.I. Bill while going to school.

My first car was a 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88, I paid $10.00 for it.

I purchased that Olds for ten dollars in cash, it was still in great shape when I sold it after driving it for a year with an near empty gas tank for $75.00. Now I’m thinking that it’s probably worth at least a few grand on the classic car circuit, so it goes. Just to add a bit of insult to an old injury, it had over 10 gallons of gas in it and was running o.k. when I bought it for that crisp ten dollar bill. By the way, that’s not me in the driver’s seat (nor the passenger seat). Full disclosure, I once did end up in the passenger seat on my first time out in the car, this followed a very sharp left turn from Sepulveda on to Sawtelle in an attempt to beat oncoming traffic. I installed a seat belt a little later that same day, pausing only for a quick wardrobe change that was necessitated by that quick slide across the J.C. Whitney plastic one piece seat cover.  To its credit, that plastic did keep me from having a car with permanent skid marks on the upholstery.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. tcardoc  |  April 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Random memory check-
    Were you heading to Jack’s Ranch Market?

    Reply

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