Unless you have enough cash to burn that you don’t really care what you spend it on, a car should not qualify as an “impulse purchase”. You know what does qualify? A candy bar, a soda, maybe one article of clothing that you find that is perfect in every way for what you are looking for. Those are impulse purchases. A 1973 Checker Aerobus is NOT an impulse purchase. First off, it’s large enough that it should technically qualify either as a real estate purchase or as a vessel acquisition. You have eight doors. Eight. Four bench seats, eight doors, plus a caged rear compartment that originally was meant to keep luggage from bashing out the windows as this monstrosity ferried travelers from their cars to the Boeing 707 waiting to carry them far away. Airporter limousines like the Aerobus went out of favor decades ago…it seems that small buses do the job that much better. So what do you own one of these throwbacks to the past? You pay $500 for the luxury of figuring out how to haul it’s dead carcass out of the auction lot, get the engine going, drive it on the Montgomery Ward tires that are probably as old as your author is, realize that someone gutted the front brakes AFTER the drive, and freak out the locals who haven’t seen something like this in years, if ever. If you love having conversations with strangers about your ride, you can’t do any better than owning one an airporter limo!