CSR 72: Fancy on the Farm
Many things in John Buckner’s life have changed since he was a little boy working on his parents’ farm. He still remembers driving the plow at spring while their old horse Buddy dutifully pulled it along, and the countless hours spent sweating away in the fields in the autumn heat. Forty years later, John, now in his early fifties, owns the farm and is married to his loving wife of twenty-five years, Debrah. Buddy and all the other horses are long gone and have since been replaced by machines. Hard work and careful investment (and a little bit of luck, he had to admit) has turned his humble farm into a small-scale industry. As a result, him and Debrah have climbed from being poor peasants to being pillars of the community.
One thing that hasn’t changed in many years is their car. John’s 1931 Ford Model A pickup truck has served them well over the years, but now it is on it’s last legs. Not only is it falling to bits, but the ever-expanding network of high-speed motorways has left it unable to keep up with traffic, so a replacement is due very soon.
John wants another truck, that’s already decided, but he wants something a bit more comfortable and well-equipped than what Chevrolet and Ford are currently offering. Debrah on the other hand wants to go visit friends and family in the city, and wants something that’s stylish and easy to drive.
The cars will be judged on the following criteria:
- Purchase price
- Service costs
- Fuel economy
- Trim year: 1959
- Model and engine year may be older for lore reasons
- Max price: $13,000 at 0% markup
- Max production units (PU)/engineering time (ET)
- Car: 90/35 PU/ET
- Engine: 40/55 PU/ET
- Regular leaded only (92 RON/87 AKI)
- Max engine loudness of 50
- Min standard 40s safety
The Naming Conventions
- Car model: CSR 72 - <username>
- Car trim: Full name of car
- Engine family: CSR 72 - <username>
- Engine variant: Engine name or whatever