She never gives up, and she never gives out.
At 30 paces she looks like a trailer queen, with her gleaming white vinyl roof and gold finish.
My 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger two-door hardtop with 200,000 miles is my daily driver. The “slant 6” motor, automatic transmission and power steering have never had any repairs of any kind.
I know she’ll do 100 mph. Beyond that, I run out of guts before my baby does.
Rain, snow or shine, my 38-year-old pal takes me on my daily rounds safely, economically and pleasantly.
If I could buy a new or perfect Dodge like my baby, I would. Then I’d bronze this one.
All of this is what I get for changing the oil every 3,000 miles.
— Roger Gordon