A special ’81 Chevy – the Buddha mobile

by Chris Gulker on January 27, 2010

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81_chevyThis green Chevy caught our InMenlo observer’s eye one recent morning. From a distance, it’s just another old truck  parked on a Menlo side street, but a closer inspection revealed, among other things, a laughing Buddha grill, a native American dream catcher dangling from the rear-view mirror (complete with miniature rubber trout) and – the real dazzler – a crystal Virgin of Guadalupe shifter knob.

virgin_shiftCall it an ecumenical ranger’s truck, if you will. The owner says official-looking door decals with “Department of Relaxation” are under consideration.

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