Friday, March 20, 2015

Memory Lane costs $18,600, apparently.

Click on this ebay page.  Beautiful 1973 Volvo 1800 ES, which was the sports wagon version of their iconic sports car.  I once owned this EXACT car, same color, everything, although not quite as nice as this ...

It was a pretty cool car, but no way I'd drop nineteen grand on another one.  Even in perfect shape.  What I will say is that, if you're a car person, there were lines and shapes on this car, more towards the front than the back, that were so lovely, so beautifully sculpted, that they took your breath away.

I remember it didn't have power steering, and that the front end was fairly heavy -- it was a Volvo after all -- and the act of parallel parking the thing required a significant amount of upper body strength.

And it was loud at highway speed.

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