All great things must come to an end.
The Vic is getting retired from service to me. It will find a new owner, perhaps they will take better care of it than I, but likely not. I suspect its next owner will be some one looking for a cheep car and no intention of taking even an iota of care for it.
So the Vic gets its last photoshot with me.
Built on Augest 3rt 1996 In Ford Windsor plant in Canada, officially the Vic has clocked 332k miles on its original engine, transmission, and final drive axle. Though the odometer was broken for a period back in the low 200s I suspect real mileage is very close to 400k. It still runs excellent but many things have worn out over the last 20 years.
It has seen hard use while in my possession. Off-roading, light towing, rugged roads, sand blasting. Survived being run off the road, a few times, fender benders with other cars which couldn't properly follow the rules. (Never once have I been at fault!)
It has forded rivers, jump started big diesels, moved and my possessions to 4 different houses.
But not everything ends in tears. For while the Vic will pass to its next owner (and likely last) The blue oval will not be absent, for it has a successor.
To be continued in a new thread!