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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.

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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Crash McBang
Crash McBang
11 months 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 the Meanca
Dennis the Meanca
11 months ago
Reply to  Crash McBang

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.

wardwilliam
wardwilliam
11 months ago

Awwww, a baby COE. How cute.

Iwannadrive637
Iwannadrive637
11 months ago

“The peanut butter box is here!”

JunkerDave
JunkerDave
11 months 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.

JunkerDave
JunkerDave
11 months ago

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

This Guy
This Guy
11 months ago

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

Vinc
Vinc
11 months 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
11 months ago
Reply to  Vinc

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.

GiantIain
GiantIain
11 months 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.

GRR
GRR
11 months ago
Reply to  Vinc

Probably dates back to their split windscreen days.

TomMetcalf
TomMetcalf
11 months 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
11 months ago

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

Dusty Kornphartz
Dusty Kornphartz
11 months ago
Dusty Kornphartz
Dusty Kornphartz
11 months ago
JohnTaurus
JohnTaurus
11 months 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
Manwich
11 months ago

“What’s the matter, buddy?”

“Deese Italiano driivers is a crazy!!!”

Chris with bad opinions
Chris with bad opinions
11 months 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
Manwich
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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.

DarKhorse
DarKhorse
11 months ago

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

Gilbertwham
Gilbertwham
11 months ago

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

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