Joined: Dec. 2006
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|Sadly the Hillman Minx was before my time, even though it was a lovely* vehicle.|
*Lovely doesn't necessarily mean it worked!
I thought so. But I drove it for two years without a hitch and with the then new-fangled radial tires it was a dream to drive - for that time in history at least.
It had leather upholstery, what we called a 'sofa seat' and a column mounted gear shift handle.
I miss bench seats. So many lost opportunities with buckets.
Way back in high school I had a beater 68 Plymouth Satellite with bench seats. That led to what back then we called "COD" turns for "come over darling" - a hard right hand corner so your girlfriend would end up in your lap. Also known as an "SOB" turn - "slide over babe!"
Sadly, my only memory of bench seats is getting stuck sitting between my parents on long trips. Oh, the trials of being the baby of the family!
"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman