I spent a lot of my childhood and youth broken down by the side of the road because my Dad always bought beater cars. And because for awhile there we were into MGs and Austin-Healeys in questionable condition. I remember he bought a '72 Cutlass for me, rusted through the floor, for something like $150. It had a Holley 4-barrel carburetor in it and could move great in the straights, notwithstanding re-tread tires, rust everywhere, and blue smoke coming out of the tailpipe. I ran that thing for at least a year until the engine blew and I had the junk yard come pick it up for something like $50. When I gunned it you could actually watch the gas gauge needle move towards E.