Vanity Killed My Car

When I was a freshman in college, my first car was a 1973 Dodge Swinger. Stop laughing! When I first bought the car it was quite sad looking. But hey, it was all I could afford for $700. I decided to save up enough money from my summer job and give my ‘swinger’ a swinging look. So I saved, and saved every nickel and dime for months.

When I had enough money I first had the body of the car stripped, putty applied to fill in the rust holes and then finally sanded down before it would get a new paint job.

I didn’t have enough money for the paint job so I saved for another 3 months. I remember the day I took my car to Earl Scheib. If you’re from Chicago you’ve seen Earl on TV telling you how,