Somehow these guys survived 35 years of southwestern Michigan road salt, craters potholes, half drunk assembly and 20 year old (at the time) technology (Cordoba)/tin foil construction (Futura) to tempt me with their survivor car charms.
- not Parker Colorado.
- A/C is NOT optional.
- Vinyl seats=death
- yellow vinyl doesn’t save you.
Still, we have a soft spot for you, Mr. 1979 Ford Fairmont Futura.
Things that will not die, part 412:
I thought i got rid of this goddam car in 1998, in favor of a Hyundai Accent.
It was another $1,000 ash advance and a trip to Parker Colorado to pick it up. It was the car I (re)started smoking in, once the wife had been baking #2 for a while. Camel menthols – yee hah. AM radio, 200 cid in line 6 tractor motor and 3 speed auto. Living the dream, commuting in Denver.
When last we met, the yellow vinyl seats had fused to my skin, and McDonald’s cheeseburger wrappers flew out the windows with some regularity. (Broken air conditioning.) Yes, yellow was cool, in a latent psychotic sort of way. Yes, it was like a mustang (the same car underneath) in that you could put a real engine in it and nobody would suspect that it could get out of its own way.
but you can’t take the driver’s ed. from the parking lot.
A propos of nothing, this was at Costco