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Turning a hand crank raises the windshield a couple of inches, permitting fresh air to flow into the cabin, not to mention a few insects as well.

During the winter months a hot-air manifold heater captures and redirects heat from the engine into the passenger compartment.

The reupholstered cabin features a convenient storage pocket in each door as well as three window shades for privacy. The rear window and the two quarter windows are the ones that can be shuttered from view.

Mr. Patrick shows no sign of buyer’s remorse and is thoroughly enjoying his newfound toy. Every time he climbs up into his Pontiac he is amused, thinking of Pontiac ads from 1931 claiming the car is ‘Built low to the ground.’