Or at least 225 horses in an in-line 6-cylinder engine.
When I was growing up in the wilds of South Carolina, my mother was what I am today – a car nut. In retrospect, I suppose I learned that passion at her knee. She traded cars every year, with some excuse or another, but I think she just liked having a different car when her passion faded. Her favorite was Mercury made by the Ford Motor Company and now a defunct division.
Once, she had a 1964 burgundy Chevrolet Impala Super Sport with really fancy wheel covers. The style at the time was to remove the wheel covers. That was cool. So, cool that we were two girlfriends and I borrowed Mom’s SS and headed to Myrtle Beach to cruise the strip. We didn’t meet any boys at ‘where the boys are’ but we had a wonderful time.
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