Any Color You Want, As Long As It's Rat: The Essex

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"It was a high rat-colored machine with large thin wheels and bulging headlights. When he got up to it, he saw that one door was tied on with a rope and that it had an oval window in the back. This was the car he was going to buy." Heed the words of the mighty prophet Flannery O'Connor- who kicked ass thoroughly and relentlessly- in her 1952 novel, Wise Blood, and get yourself the 2007 equivalent of a rat-colored Essex. I'm thinking that would be a possum-colored '81 Bonneville with Radial Tuned Suspension.

Essex [Wikipedia]

Hot Rods and Jet Planes: Ride with the 'Hawk [internal]

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I like The Violent Bear It Away even more, but it lacks Jalopnik post potential. TVBIA has one of the best lines ever: "I'm a prophet sent to burn your eyes clean!" Try that one at your next job interview.

Fucking lupus, killing O'Connor before she could write more novels.