Ain't that the most beautiful thing you ever saw?
The car, I mean.
Some people - like that dude on that e-mail thing that's going around - open barn doors and find Duesenbergs or old Alfas or something.
I find AMC Hornets.
The original owner was a German tool and die maker -think about THAT for a moment - who worked at American Motors when the car was built. The story - I hope it's true; it should be - is that he went down the line with his car, saying, "Zis car is for Helmut; make it good, ja?"
It's the best Hornet they ever built.
It had 30,000 original miles on it when I got it about ten years ago - only 36,000 now. Helmut even had a spare upper and lower rad hose in the spare tire well, with the AMC logo on them and everything. I could probably get more for those at an AMC swap meet than I paid for the car.
But I'm not selling - the hoses, or the car.
Besides, I'd be afraid to drive a Duesenberg on the street.