Here is an excerpt from a letter to the Editor of Speed Age, January 1953:
Glossary for the potential owner of a foreign car:
Please don't touch the car -- You don't look prosperous enough.
Can't get enough of them -- Dealer's Car.
Needs a slight adjustment -- Anything falling off or a part.
Filter cartridge -- Expecting them in.
Spare Bulbs and gaskets -- Expecting them in.
Spark plugs -- Just sold the last set.
This guy is a foreign car expert -- He reads Autocar.
He takes his time and does a good job -- See your banker again.
She'll be OK now -- You won't get home.