Thursday, June 9, 2016

Barge in our Basement

It's a full-size Buick, but I don't know what year.  1960's something.  The fluid leaking out is red, which means it's transmission fluid.  Could be a gasket, could be a hole in the pan, could be some missing or broken bolts.  The trunk is large enough to sublet to a refugee family.  Seriously, whenever I get near this car, I'm impressed again with how huge it is and it's difficult for me to believe that I lived in a time when almost all cars were that huge.  My dad's 1958 DeSoto had outlandish fins, but almost all cars had fins back then.

I betcha this baby drinks gasoline by the bucketload.


Unknown said...

If you're not going to use it, you'd better find a way to have it properly cared for while it's in storage otherwise it'll end up being a home to rust on top of it all!

OrbsCorbs said...

Exactly. Years ago I knew about a Hudson sitting in a garage on Wisconsin Ave. Whoever owned it, drove it in and left it there. When I saw it, the upholstery was rotting away, much of it nested by mice. Tires shot. You could be sure the engine would be frozen; probably the transmission and rear end, too. Unless you were willing to invest an enormous amount of time and money in the car, it was just junk.