Everyone has a variety of reasons for driving old steel. And here at Rust 'N' Pieces, we love hearing those stories. After all, it's the people behind the wheel that make these cars special.
ROUGH RIDER: Dencio Foronda
RIDE: 1976 Mitsubishi Lancer (four-door)
WHAT'S THE STORY?
"This was my dad's car, his gift from his parents for passing the bar exams, back in 1976."
The Foronda family paid P20,000 for this car in 1976. Under the hood is a stock 1400 engine. "Nothing fancy," says Dencio, "But the car has hit 160kph." The stripes were DIY to cover some collision damage. The emblems are DIY items that Dencio and Teejay made with resin.
A rally set-up is in the works, but general body repair should be first.
WHY OLD SCHOOL?
"It is different reliable, easy to fix, and it has sentimental value. It is almost the same age as me. This is my daily driver."
Photos by Enrico Subido