Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Nice Quiz

The proud owner of a magnificent 1956 Chevrolet convertible, wrote to say he had restored the car to perfection over the last few years, and sent this:

On a very warm summer afternoon he decided to take his car to town.  It needed gas, as the gauge was practically on empty, but he wanted ice cream, so he headed first to his favorite ice cream shop. He had trouble finding a parking space and had to park the car down a side street.   He noticed a group of young guys standing around smoking cigarettes and eyeing the car rather covetously.  He was a bit uneasy leaving it there, but people often take interest in such an old and well-preserved car, so he went off to enjoy his ice cream.

The line at the ice cream shop was long and it took him quite a while to return to his car.  When he did, his worst fears were realized... his car was gone.

He called the police and reported the theft.

About ten minutes later the police called him to say they had found the car abandoned near a gas station a few miles out of town.

It was unharmed and he was relieved.  It seems just before he called, the police had received a call from a young woman who was an employee at a self-service gas station.  She told them that three young men had driven in with this beautiful old convertible.  One of them came to the window and prepaid for $20 worth of gas. 
Then all three of them walked around the car.  Then they all got in the car and drove off, without filling the tank.

The question is, why would anybody steal a car, pay for gas that they never pumped and then abandon the car later and walk away?


They couldn't find the filler hole
'56 Chev
Guy Ellis



rickn8or said...

I bought a used '56 Chevy back in the day (1969 or so). I too had to ask where the gas filler neck was.

Tom said...

My father had one, pinehurst green and white

mostly cajun said...

When i was pumping gas in high school, the knowledge of where the filler could be found on various makes and models was important knowledge. Lots were hidden behind the license plate. One old VW Bettles, you had to open the trunk, which was in front.


Rodger the Real King of France said...

MC: I had the same experience working after school at Russ's Cities Service

Tom said...

The Navy Px Gulf Station at Naval Security Station, Ward Circle, Washington DC

JimB said...

Same thing happens when one of these jerks hi-jack a car with a standard trans and are unable to drive it.

MAX Redline said...

^One of several reasons why I always go with a manual transmission.

Anonymous said...'d think they'd've just whipped out their "Smartphones" and looked up where the filler was -- except they also didn't know how to determine it was a '56, so no idea how to search. What's it prove? Even criminals have smartphones, but they're still basically stupid and, more important, LAZY.

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