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Navigating around a 1970 Buick LeSabre

The LeSabre is watching me...

The LeSabre is watching me...

At the gym today, the only parking spot available for my 1977 Mini Clubman Estate was next to a 1970 Buick LeSabre  four door Sport Sedan. I was dwarfed! Still there as I was leaving, I couldn’t even see around it when pulling out. My thought was “…gee, am I glad that this isn’t a Buick Electra, which was even bigger…”

...just try driving around this in a Mini...
…just try driving around this in a Mini…

Driving away on North Avenue, what happened to be a couple cars ahead in the next lane but a bright blue 1964 Buick Electra convertible. Absolutely enormous.  But, no-one was turning heads to look at it – everyone was turning to look at my Mini !

David and Goliath, er... rather, the LeSabre and Benny
David and Goliath, er… rather, Benny and the LeSabre

The Electra finally turned off of North Avenue onto a side street. People still kept pulling up alongside my Mini, asking questions and ask questions like – is it legal to have the steering wheel on that side?…

Posted in Automobile Design, Travel.