1972 Buick Skylark 455 or Driving "It' in the rain.

A little video made while taking a little ride in my 72 Buick. A little ride that was interupted by a major downpour. Sorry for the bad audio. My Sony Handycam is not good for outdoor use although this was in a car with the windows rolled up it still is not a quiet car. Car has a self built 455(462 now) and turbo 400 tranny and a 3.42 geared posi rear. BFG 275/60/15 T/A radials. This car is my "It" . What do you call tour car? A He, She or It? Don't worry, No animals were harmed during the making of this video.

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