Depending on your point of view, you should either pour one out, or breath a sigh of relief. When David wrote his article about it being found in a Chicagoland junk yard, there was a lot of joking about rescuing it or people traveling to go see it.
This yard isn’t the kind of place where vehicles sit a long time. It’s a small but high volume yard. It’s the only one around here. The next closest yard is 30 miles away, and in a dicey area.
As a result, Victory Auto, famous in the area for it’s cheesy commercial that ran ad nauseum for literally decades, crushes things pretty quickly.
When a vehicle gets put out there for people to pick, the clock is running. I don’t know how long they’re out, but it’s a small number of weeks. Once the time is up, the vehicle is crushed no matter what is still on the vehicle. Gotta make way for fresh meat.
It was only three weeks ago that I went to see the Jeep DJ, and it didn’t look like anything had been pulled off of it yet. Now it and everything it shared a row with is crushed. They crush a lot of vehicles here.
I walked the fence line hoping to see POStal’s remains, but didn’t. I did see some crushed classic metal though. I may have audibly gasped when seeing it.
I had to smile at this LeSabre. One of my best friends in high school had one just like it. We had a lot of fun in that old Buick.
I also saw this sweet AMC wagon outside the yard.
I’d post more pictures, but I’m too lazy to credit them. Blame kinja.