memories of an old vw disaster car

Thinking about a late 1970’s VW Rabbit Diesel with a blown head gasket that I drove in the late 1980’s. Bittersweet times.

Sometimes the driver-side window would fall down inside the door, usually when it was raining.

Blowing the horn was touching two wires together that hung from under the dash.

I bought it for $200, and sold it three years later for the same.

Starting it in cold weather required working through a mental spreadsheet of things that had worked in the past all depending on temperature and length of time since last run. If none worked, get out the ether spray and hope that nothing would explode.

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