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Day 26: Baby, you can drive my car

Posted by Adam Sell  July 26, 2008 02:59 PM

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boston60_logo.jpgI'm Adam Sell and I have two months left before I leave Boston. My challenge? Do something in the city every day. Have ideas for my adventure? Send me an email.

The only thing I know about cars is how to drive them. And considering I've been driving in Boston daily for the last three years, many folks would say I'm not even very good at that.

But I do know one thing: some cars look cooler than others. So I drove my Grand Cherokee
(not cool-looking) to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline to see some old-school Italian cars (cool-looking). Heck, even the castle (!!!) that it's all housed in was interesting.

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That car? Looks cool, but probably doesn't get very good gas mileage.

Apparently Larz Anderson was a very wealthy, very eccentric dude who was a big fan of the first cars to reach the market. The downstairs area displayed several of these ancient cars, some of which it looked as though were still in the same condition they were in when they stopped being road-worthy. And one of them appeared to have a toilet inside. I can only imagine the pamphlets pushing that car: Act now and receive our latest model, complete with commode!

Although I couldn't point to the carburetor if you gave me a map, I thought it was interesting to see this little shrine to automobiles. Another little museum that I'd never heard of before starting this little project. I'd recommend it for those who know a thing or two about horsepower, but the details were completely over my head.

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