Back in the day just after high school I got my first "nice" car a 70 torino cobra with 429scj, drag pak, locker 4:30's, 4 spd etc. Being that we have only about 4 months of good driving up here north of 49 we would park our good car and look for a "beater" for the winter.
Hats off to all of the nice cars but man I would have never survived if it were not for the beaters! They were all around and for less than 500 bucks you could drive all winter and then just leave it on the street come spring, take the plates off and the beer out of the trunk and most likely the battery and just leave it there and go plate the hot rod again. Beaters i can remember:
68 belair, 74 Biscayne, 76 impala, 65 merc, Gremlin X, 75 F100, guess my first two units in high school were beaters too 71 skylark & 68 Merc truck and yeah everyone has 100 stories or more attached