When you think “rust bucket,” normally thoughts of the Midwest come to mind and all the salt local government lays down in an effort to keep roads passable. While it does the job, it’s why we can’t have nice things. At least during the winter months.
But, today, The Truth About Cars let’s us explore the western side of corrosion. Sure, the ocean means great things for your property value, but it doesn’t play nice with sheetmetal.
Here we have this long-forgotten 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood, rusted to the bone thanks to ocean air, and dewy nights. Located in San Francisco, it’s a hopeless find that is almost beyond repair.
The interior has faired better but, according to TTAC, the musty seaweed and mildew smell was a tad off-putting. We can only imagine.
Should you be so compelled to taking a closer look at how the top-down rust effect works, an entire gallery can be found here for your viewing pleasure. So long 1974 Fleetwood, we hardly knew ye.