Me & My Quirky Cars
Now--that I am officially a resident of Bismarck---Been here a full 32 days!! Thought I'd share some pics of the very quirky cars that I have. SO---IF you see these vehicles around the Bismark area, now you'll know just what they are!
First I have a 1972 Volvo 1800es. Volvo made the 1800 from 1962 thru 1972, and then the 1800es--a hatchback model in just 1972 and 1973 when production ended. In 1972 Volvo only imported 1,680 of these to the U.S. So they are a bit of a rare car. This one has 75,000 original miles, it's 4-speed with electronic overdrive, and surprisingly it does have air conditioning. It's a fun car to drive. I always wanted one from the time I was 13, and I bought this one in 1999. It's a fun car and made the journey from Spokane to Bismarck zipping along around 75 miles and hour on I-90 and I-94 trouble free! It's not going to be a speed demon with just 118 horsepower, but it IS a fun car to drive. Volvo has come out with the C-30, with it's big back glass window is a little reminiscent of the 1800es! I actually have the original owners manual, bill of sale and window sticker when the car was purchased back in 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska by a Dr. Brown and his wife.
And my second quirky car is one you've seen thousands of times, but this one IS mine. It's a 1978 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. I've always been a fan of air-cooled VW's and I was able to find this very nice one in 2006 and bought it from a guy in Eugene, Oregon. it has 28,000 original miles on it--best I can figure, and it's all original--except for the Sony FM/AM single cd player and speakers. It's in very nice shape. And it's never going to be a fast car with just 48 horsepower! But it's a fun car to drive--top down when the weather is nice--and it gets lots of "thumbs up!"
There are my "Quirky Cars!" Do you have a classic car or two? Love to hear about your "baby!"