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Cold Start: What’s The Matter, Buddy?

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I find it very hard not to anthropomorphize vehicles, even with the medication I was given to control it. That’s why when I see something like this 1958 Fiat 615 N delivery truck, I feel some concern. I mean, look at this guy; it’s clearly worried about something.

What is it about the face and stature of this delivery van that makes it look like it’s terribly unsure of some decision it just made? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a van look so pensive and uncertain. It’s worried. Someone needs to tell it everything’s going to be okay.

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It’s going to be just fine, little van. Just let us know what we can do. Want some 20W-50?

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Tony Ozrelic
Tony Ozrelic
1 year ago

Just what sort of medication is called for in your case, Torchinsky? Is this self-diagnosed?

Now, don’t get all HIPPA about this, just curious – Autopianalolol? Velocinumab? Jalopicillin?

Some sort of mix found only on the street? Fentanyl plus a dash of WD-40?

Some sort of nutraceutical like St. John’s Wort, with a Rain-X chaser?

Dennis Stanton
Dennis Stanton
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Ozrelic

Due to his celebrity status, Torch was able to compile a team of the finest minds in the wellness industry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dr. Oz, and Alex Jones. When they refused to divulge the ingredients, citing propriety information, A.J. Weberman investigated the refuge, and discovered empty containers of Marvel Mystery Oil, Barrs, and dozens of snake corpses.

Ward William
Ward William
1 year ago

Awwww, a baby COE. How cute.

Iwannadrive637
Iwannadrive637
1 year ago

“The peanut butter box is here!”

Dave Garland
Dave Garland
1 year ago

That wiper arrangement used to be pretty standard. Probably a holdover from when cars had 2 piece windshields with a center divider. My folks’ 1950 Pontiac was like that. And the wipers were vacuum powered.

Dave Garland
Dave Garland
1 year ago

It’s cute. Lookit that jowly flat face. I’d caninepomorphicize it as one of those miniature English bulldogs.

Mike McDonald
Mike McDonald
1 year ago

The little guy just needs an LS and it will be fine.

Vicente Perez
Vicente Perez
1 year ago

What is going on with those wipers? I can’t think of a single advantage of having them go opposite ways, other than perhaps saving one modification when adapting the van to left driving markets.

~=Daaan
~=Daaan
1 year ago
Reply to  Vicente Perez

This also allows the front seat passenger to get equally good view out the windshield. Modern Fords also have this, and I love it. They’re the only cars where I can see out the windshield as a passenger when it’s raining. Usually I just get a view of dirty, unkept windshield corner because passenger-side wiper doesn’t go into the passenger’s corner.

Iain Tunmore
Iain Tunmore
1 year ago
Reply to  ~=Daaan

I think on this it’s more a case of the driver getting an equally dirty, unkempt windshield corner view as the passenger.

Greg R
Greg R
1 year ago
Reply to  Vicente Perez

Probably dates back to their split windscreen days.

Thomas Metcalf
Thomas Metcalf
1 year ago

If this is anthropomorphized like in the Cars movies, then the wipers make it look like it is sleeping. The bit on the hood, above the grille makes a nice French moustache. This car would use one of those cigarette holders.

Dusty Kornphartz
Dusty Kornphartz
1 year ago

Wow is that sweet looking. Specially with those duallys on the back.
Restomod, restomod, restomod.

Dusty Kornphartz
Dusty Kornphartz
1 year ago
Dusty Kornphartz
Dusty Kornphartz
1 year ago
JohnTaurus
JohnTaurus
1 year ago

If you were a Fiat van destined to spend more time in Tony’s work bay than backed into a loading/unloading bay, wouldn’t you be worried?

Manwich Sandwich
Manwich Sandwich
1 year ago

“What’s the matter, buddy?”

“Deese Italiano driivers is a crazy!!!”

Chris with bad opinions
Chris with bad opinions
1 year ago

He’s got a lot of driving to do today and he’s not sure how that gas station lasagna is going to sit with his driver.

Manwich Sandwich
Manwich Sandwich
1 year ago

Or maybe today he’ll get the risotto from the local Autogrill.

I actually had Autogrill risotto when I was in Italy and it was pretty good!
https://www.eater.com/2017/6/16/15797054/best-autogrill-food-italy-autostrade-road-trip

Hugh Crawford
Hugh Crawford
1 year ago

I had one of the best meals of my life in a two table restaurant in the back of a gas station in Luca Italy.

Chris with bad opinions
Chris with bad opinions
1 year ago
Reply to  Hugh Crawford

Having been to Italy and having one of the most amazing meals of my life there I’m not at all surprised by this.

Dar Khorse
Dar Khorse
1 year ago

Maybe it just finished watching the Italian classic “Bicycle Thieves” (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040522/). It’s a Cinéma vérité gut-punch.

Gilbert Wham
Gilbert Wham
1 year ago

Presumably it knows its life will involve making deliveries in Italian roads in Italian traffic and is justifiably trepidatious.

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