I heard this call and it reminded me of an experience with a 68 Ford Falcon I had. I was living in New Jersey at the time and a friend gave me his old Ford Falcon. It was a rust bucket, with holes in the floor boards and water would come in from the tires whenever it was raining - which confused the heck out of me the first time it happened as it was coming up at my face. The car would only go about 20 miles per hour. I used the car to scoot - or crawl around town- on those rare occasions when I wanted to see a movie. I poured some stuff in the oil that was supposed to clean out accumulations and when I pulled the plug on the pan it looked like tar or molasses coming out of there. After that the car with its straight 6 could drive at normal speeds - though all the squeaking and rattling sounds from the body kept me from driving too fast.
Anyway I use to park the car -and finding a spot where I lived wasn’t easy. I’d often leave it there for a week or so as I worked within walking distance and would just use it once in a while -always after dark- to catch a movie or something like that. Well on one of those occasions someone towed it license and all saying it was a public nuisance or an eyesore or something like that. I thought someone stole it as unlikely as that seemed. I eventually got a message from the city saying I owed them a few hundred dollars for towing and storage if I wanted the car back. I told them to keep it - it didn’t cost me anything and I sure wasn’t going to pay a few hundred dollars in ransom money.
So, be tolerant of old junkers, they may belong to someone like me.