Jim and Hanna put Jimmy in his first vehicle, a “53” Chevrolet 1/2 ton step-side pickup. It was a red color, with a few dents all around it, but it was solid.
(This is about the best photo I could find to replicate that old pickup)
He drove that old pickup for a few years before he bought Wallace Herberts gold “65” Impala.
(This is a close resemblance to his Impala)
I would say he wasn’t real easy on a vehicle, but he was always able to keep them going.
That’s probable a good testament to how well built vehicles were back in that day, the 50’s and 60’s.