November 1979 – death becomes her
The best things:
- cost $75
- roll down rear windows
- could remove ignition key while the car was running (handy when fighting over who got to use it next)
- straight 6 tractor motor that would run forever
The worst things:
- everything else
- manual steering. Even more fun with a broken idler arm, making it a Fox News car (always pulling right)
- straight 6 tractor motor that had about 90 hp
- everything was 5 minutes from failure – paint turning to dust. window cranks spontaneously breaking. Starter motor roulette.
Its colossal failures did lead to the acquisition of the Fury, so it’s got that going for it, which is good.