Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Jersey Changes Everything

Consider this ...

It's the rear end of a pretty beat-up Triumph TR-3.  The first car I ever owned was more serviceable version of one of these.

Now consider this ...

Featured in a recent post, it's is an immaculate Singer Porsche.

Question:  What fairly unique feature do these two automobiles have in common?

Are you aware that in New Jersey you're not allowed to pump your own gas?  Everything is full-service by law.  And I can remember, let me tell you, asking gas attendants back in the day to be careful when they filled up my Triumph because, since the filler cap was essentially in the middle of the body rather on the side, there was a tendency to drip the last bits of gasoline on the paint.

At least 20% of the time they didn't give a shit.

Despite my yearning for a Singer Porsche painted a green so dark it's almost black, this filler cap treatment seems like a drawback, even though, at the same time, it's the coolest thing in the world.


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