My grandpa worked at Chrysler for years, that’s how I was first introduced to the K-car (which I refer to as the b-car). It was a 1988 navy-blue Plymouth Reliant, plush bench seats with manual windows and doors. The clock didn’t keep time, but there was air-conditioning. My grandpa never used it and my grandma insisted she was allergic to all air conditioning. By the time I was given the car, the air conditioning didn’t even work. I didn’t mind though, because it ran like a superstar and only had 60,000 miles. Even with all the dents and rust, I was able to get around quite a bit (back and forth twice from Wyoming!).
The b-car had only known our family, and had served us all very well. My winter travel plans required something larger though, so I figured It was time to move on. After a much-needed cleaning, I put it up on Craigslist. I received so many calls that it was overwhelming. I ended up selling it to the first guy that showed up. He was a nice young fella’ with a really nice sporty car, which left me wondering what he needed a 1988 rust bucket for?! He said it was his “ma’s birthday” and wanted to surprise her. Well, that sealed the deal! I figured it was going to the right home. It made it less painful to say good-bye. I had some great travels with that little car…….bye bye little b-car…..