When I had my T-Bird, there was a
group of 4 of us
Myself, 2 old school friends and my Flat mate
All Single(ish), under 30, in
the Computer Industry, and reasonably Flush.
I had the T-Bird
(Luxury, Comfort and Unbreakable Torque but
3 tons of metal on Cross-ply Tyres? )
Mike had a Firebird 440HO
but not the best thing to get around a corner)
Rick had a Corvette 427
(Shake Rattle and Roll)
Pete had a
(what do you expect of an IBM salesman ? ).
Remember this is
early 80's in England, Gas
prices are extortionate, "Yank Tanks" are
not common and VERY expensive to Insure because the
Steering wheel is on the wrong side !
My first years Insurance premium (3rd party, Fire and
Theft only) was more than I paid for the Car.
Rick's 'Vette was unanimously (except for Rick)
voted the worst, most uncomfortable Vehicle.
We decided it had the Ride of the Firebird, the handling
of the T-Bird and the power of the Camaro !
Then one day Rick met a Farm Tractor on a
Country lane, and we decided the 'Vette had one
redeeming Quality, - the Plastic Body explodes on
Impact and acts like a airbag to absorb the energy !
My T-Bird went to pay for a Baby
Mike's Firebird went to buy a Horse
Rick sold the 'Vette Engine for more than he paid for the
I think Pete traded his Camaro for a Pussy Cat.
I started collecting