If diecast cars had odometers... this one would probably read: 200,000 m/Km. Once, shiny and new, this battered old Cadillac sits. The engine is seized up. The windows are dirty on the inside, likely from the family of raccoons that are living within after sneaking though the hole in the rusty floorboards. The tires, surprisingly, are holding air. But the suspension has long given away and gravity is pulling the car closer to terrain with every year.
The tow hitch is broken off... a casualty when Uncle Thomas borrowed the caddy to tow the family boat to the lake. (Don’t ask how the boat fared). The two-tone paint has lost all of it’s luster and areas of the undercoat peek through on all points of the car.
But, with each of those 200,000 miles, there is a story to tell. An adventure that was had. With that, this beloved Cadillac will never be towed away. It will rest and relax as the years go by, duty fulfilled. Fond company as a shelter to racoons.
Perhaps someday it will be restored...
Matchbox Cadillac Sixty Special No. 27