Sticker Shock

Sticker shock written all over buyer's face.
Sticker shock written all over buyer’s face examining used, low mileage, vehicle.

Sticker shock written all over this buyer’s face as he examines a good, reliable, used, low mileage, vehicle. Shocked that the “air conditioning” option (built-in manual side window cranks) costs so much however, he does like that extra external toolbox and the robustly built alloy steel engine start crank below the big heavy-duty front radiator that come standard with this car.

That handy external sun visor on the front windshield, sturdy external rear-view mirror, those almost new Goodyear* rubber tyres, 177-cubic-inch (2.9 L), 20 hp inline four-cylinder multi-fuel engine (gasoline, kerosene, or ethanol) with “three speed” transmission, pedal operated transmission brake, floor lever parking-emergency brake, and rear drive this 1924 Ford model T4 is a real jewel. Excellent 13-21 mpg fuel economy coupled with a top speed of 40-45 mph ensures that you get where you’re heading in plenty of time.

A heavy-duty transversely mounted semi-elliptical spring suspension coupled with those fancy ‘artillery’ type  welded steel spoke wheels mounting steel reinforced pneumatic clincher type tyres near impervious to puncture is fully capable handling all sorts of situations including country dirt roads. Last but not least, secure night time driving is a cinch with the large, bug-eyed, all weather, heavy-duty, external front lights strategically positioned on both sides of the sleek hinged hood. Yes, folks this is a beauty and it won’t last long because knowledgeable buyers know a bargain when they see one!

*(This particular tyre brand is pure speculation by the author.)