I had an Opel Cadet that hated the number three... Or it was the number three that hated my Opel ?
Three days after I bought her I was rear-ended by a drunk at the corner of 3rd and Carlisle. The reporting officer estimated his speed at approximately thirty miles per hour. Luckily, I had purchased insurance on her three hours prior.
I really liked the car, so I bought her back from the insurance company, which had totaled her, for $300. I put in a new radiator, which was the only mechanical damage from the accident, pounded out the rear sheet metal and drove her out to California.
Exactly three weeks after the initial accident, I was applying for a job at T3 plastics when she was broad-sided by a semi, hauling 3M products, in their parking lot. The trucking company's insurance got her back in shape, and even replaced the rear bumper which they assumed was damaged by their driver.
I drove her for another three years, until she mysteriously vomited out all her transmission fluid in the middle of the highway, about 300 miles into my third trip back to New Mexico.