ad read: “Free car to good home”. Needless to say I jumped on
it! The previous owner informed me that the car ran, but couldn’t prove
it because the starter had gone out the week prior. That’s OK, I was
planning on pulling the old six out of there anyway so running or not, I
couldn’t beat the price…I got it for Free!
I started my drive home with my new treasure in tow (raining like crazy).
Going up hills the little 6 cylinder in the truck was working hard (I have a
Ford with an inline 300). Some areas I would have to shift down and really
floor it just to try and maintain a decent speed. I knew once I got close
to home that I would need to put the truck in 4 wheel drive to get the proper
traction to get up our rather steep driveway. I decided to pull over and
lock my hubs at that time. I stepped out of the truck and heard something
coming from the car. Looking closer I could see exhaust coming out of the
Chevy! I went back to the Chevy for further investigation and low and
behold the Chevy was running (and I didn’t even have a key!) So
somewhere along the drive, the Chevy hot-wired itself and started running, most
likely from going over a bump along the way. So at least now I know the
Chevy ran…sounded pretty good too! I look forward to really creating a
nice family cruiser!
Butch Winchar (73 Super) Renton Washington