Buick Coupé straight 8-cyl

This, though fun in many ways, had seen better days. It originally boasted 2 carburetors, but they were temperamental and thirsty, and someone had closed one off with an inserted metal plate. First one front steering tie rod went (with mother driving) and then the other, with me in charge. It's an interesting experience: there is a bang and the two front wheels toe out immediately. Makes for a fast stop! Luckily we were both going slowly when it happened. The Buick also demanded High Test gas, on which it still tended to knock. When trading it in on the next vehicle the salesman, having tried out the Buick, said: "You ought to try a little High Test in it." Did I say: "That's what's already in there"? Guess.

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