This image is important because it shows some crucial things: first, the Allegro Estate was a pretty cool-looking little wagon, and second, when you’re planning to drive a car into a lake, it’s smart to pack it full of the appropriate safety equipment.

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I find this image very attractive. I could be the fact that the gas can, woman’s sweater and car are color matched. Or it could be the giant magnet in the back. In any case, it has my heart going at somewhere between 120 and 156 beats per minute.