It had definitely seen better days. In fact, it was quite tired and run down, but it prized. His “new car” was a ’68 Buick LeSabre with 156,000 miles on the dial, and it was all his. Okay, the driver-side door stuck a bit, and the passenger door opened best if it had a good kick from the inside. The paintwork was pretty good though, and it was okay of gas. Water seemed to be more the issue, it took nearly as many miles to the gallon as it did in fuel. This was remedied by removing the thermostat (after the third one), and adding loads of heavy tape to the hoses. It is amazing what treasures could be had for $200 back in 1977.