“Aunt Nikki is coming to visit from the city this weekend”.
Aunt Nikki? You don’t think that you are actually related to Aunt Nikki, the title has never been explained. She brings better gifts than your real Aunt, so what is the issue? Either way, the aunt that dances with the cat is driving up this weekend. WHAT is she driving though?
Nicole became Aunt Nikki by acquiring and driving a 1980 Toyota Corona Liftback Luxury Edition. Carbureted 22R, 5 Speed. Brown with red velour interior. A pragmatic oddity for life in the right lane. Perfect for city life projects, craigslist chairs and trips to home depot. But the real job of an Aunt Nikki special is to LEAVE the city for long trips and summer Friday jaunts up the taconic.
So what car deserves the first entry into the Aunt Nikki car list? How about a pale yellow 1980 Ford Mustang with a pinto 2.3 and a stick! Although Aunt Nikki isn’t a fan of the color, it ticks quite a few of the other boxes. The dash is gnarly but I think this thing would be an awesome city driver. I don’t want to know what lurks beneath those seat covers but HELL this thing is cool! The man in the craigslist pictures can’t help but eye this lil beauty as he climbs into his Cherokee .
The Aunt Nikki Special
Built between 1975-1985
Economy engine option
*Liftback, Notchback, sportback etc
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