Before decamping to Connecticut, Miss Prim lived on East 26th Street in Manhattan. This car was parked on that street yesterday – a sort of a living shrine to the rigors of keeping and parking a car in New York City. The owner has used a permanent marker to indicate the reason for each of the dings, smashes, bits of chipped paint, and so forth.
This photo shows just one small section of the car. I have to give the owner credit for acknowledging that this is a “city car” and a warrior, not a pristine automobile in prime physical condition.