Here's a truism: You haven't experienced pure automotive joy until you've spent an afternoon with Mr. Murilee Martin doing "research" for Project Car Hell. The horror, the glorious horror! I mean really, when's the last time you had a meaningful discussion concerning which is more gauche, a red or a white Zimmer? For the record, we're leaning towards white because the owner of a red Zim knows he has no taste/class/meaningful friendships. I'll let you in on a little secret — most of Murilee's best finds come from either Arizona or Florida. Me? I tend to favor states that begin with the letter "I." Feast your eyes on this gem I found in Chicago, Illinois:
1982 JAGUAR XJ6
WITH LOTS OF WORK DONE
SMOKES ALOT DON'T KNOW WHY
GETTING A NEW CAR NEED TO GET RID OF THIS ONE
PLEASE WRITE IF INTERSETED [sic] AT ALL.
Allow me to quote Murilee, "I know why, because it's FUCKED!!" Also, we're thinking that "Cotomer Sevis" is a little stale. What do y'all think of "Jalopnik, SMOKES ALOT DON'T KNOW WHY?" [craigslist.org]