This is the second entry in Cars Of Leonard Cohen, a series of posts about Leonard Cohen’s actual automobiles, those metaphorical cars he employed in his songs, and his thoughts about cars.
In a 1992 video, Leonard drives the Honda sedan shown in the screenshots, The model year and make is not given, but it appears to be a late 1980s, early 1990s Honda Civic.
Leonard’s Honda is equipped with a sunroof.
I like to see how the song stands up in the street. I like to drive with it on. And sometimes I come up beside people at a stop sign or a stoplight and I play it loud. I like to see if they turn and are interested in any way, you know? I like to hear it with traffic, with city noise.
My favorite bit of customization is the dashboard clutter, which (unsurprisingly) includes one of Leonard’s ubiquitous notebooks.
All posts in this series will be collected at Cars Of Leonard Cohen when they go online.