Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The saddest car on the VFW

This is Sad Car.

I've watched this poor thing deteriorate over the past 5 years or so.


Back when I lived in RI, I'd drive past this rusty white car on my way up to Brookline to visit friends. When I moved to Boston 2 years ago, I was sort of surprised that it was still sitting there, rotting in the same driveway along VFW Parkway in West Roxbury Roslindale.



Every once in a while Carpool Buddy and I wonder aloud whether the neighbors complain about this eyesore and ponder how much it brings down their property values. I mean, would you want to live next door to Sad Car?

UPDATE:
I stand corrected. Sad Car lives in Roslindale.

15 comments:

adamg said...

Man, I must be blind - how can I have missed that thing all these years? Where is it on the parkway?

Lyss said...

Right before the t-shaped intersection by Hebrew Rehab and the Arboretum... sort of across from the Greek (?) church.

adamg said...

Ah! I actually have to drive by there today; I'll take a look :-).

Bruce said...

I watched that POS decompose for 7 years. Thanks for the update.

It's looking good.

HIMSELF said...

I imagine the right phone call to the right agency and there would be dozens of people in spacesuits doing a toxic spill clean up... and did you see that lead paint a-peelin' in the background?

Mike Mello said...

I don't understand how it can still be there either...I grabbed a pic of it a couple years ago...amazing that it's still there. I wonder if, somehow, someone is still paying taxes on the property but maybe nobody is really living there.

HIMSELF said...

Oh and by the way - it looks to be a '64 Thunderbird!

HIMSELF said...

Those bushes are recently trimmed! Hi Mike, this is Ken of Indigo Demo Center fame!

Anonymous said...

Funny. I've thought the same thing about that car for years (why don't the neighbors complain/bringing down property values) and drive past it every day on my way home, yet had not noticed the trunk is now open. Last time I paid attention the trunk was closed.

Anonymous said...

I think they are holding out to see if xzibit and mtv will pimp their ride

Rich said...

I've seen this car before and took some shots of it a few years ago. It's going to be one big pile of metal dust befor long.

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

The house doesn't look too good either. No, I wouldn't like to live next door, much less across the street from that kind of "urban art." ;D

cynical said...

That thing is still there?! There's a lot less of it than there was when I lived and worked in the area, between 1996 and 2002. It'll just be a pile of dust in about 15 more years.

Anonymous said...

I've never noticed that thing either. I wonder if the guy still pays an excise tax on it!

Anonymous said...

I know what happened to that car.

The owners (of the house that is) daughter drove that car up from south carolina and swore it was a car worth restoring. She parked it and said she was going to have it fixed. Sadly I dont know what happened to her or the car only that it stayed there since she parked it.